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Does your business have an absence problem? How much is absence costing your business? It is important to monitor just what is going on. It can cause so much disruption to the business when one member of staff phones in sick. It is therefore important to ensure that it is well managed and absence levels kept under control. If you have employees who are regularly off sick it can really affect the morale of those who
On 1st October 2011 the New Agency Worker Regulations come into force. They require that the basic working and employment conditions of agency workers are no less favourable than if the workers had been recruited directly by the hirer. The equal treatment entitlements relate to pay and other basic working conditions and come into effect after an agency worker completes a 12-week qualifying period in the same job with the same hirer, which starts on
A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case highlights the issues with staff socialising and the careless talk and gossip that arises from the event. The case in question examined the events of a firm of solicitors Christmas Party. At this event, a female employee who was already in a personal relationship with another employee of the firm caused a stir. She was seen kissing the IT Manager, and at the end of the evening they were
A New Equality Act was approved and published on October 1, 2010. The Equality Act put together the 116 legislation into one single act. This provides a legal framework that will protect the rights of an individual and provide equal opportunity for all. The main provisions of the act are: Protection against direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation Clarification of protected characteristics – these are the grounds on which discrimination can occur. This now