Are you starting to think about reopening your business and bringing your staff back to work?

If so, here are a few points for you to consider and some things to bear in mind… Regularly refer to the latest Government guidance for COVID-19 as they are being revised periodically. Useful resources include things like: Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy COVID-19: cleaning of non-healthcare settings – GOV.UK … Read more Are you starting to think about reopening your business and bringing your staff back to work?

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I use my mailing list to keep my clients and contacts up to date on an ad hoc basis with relevant HR and Employment information eg latest news, links to useful resources, employment law changes etc. So, if you would like to be added to my mailing list to receive these communications in the future … Read more Would you like to sign up to my HR and Employment mailing list?

Changes to Statement of Terms (often referred to as an Employment Contract) from 6th April 2020.

With all that has been going on over the last few weeks, you could be forgiven for missing the fact that some new employment laws came into effect from 6th April 2020. One of the changes introduced states that all new members of staff and workers must be issued with a written Statement of Terms … Read more Changes to Statement of Terms (often referred to as an Employment Contract) from 6th April 2020.

Online Isolation Notes are now available for Coronavirus related absence from work

The Government has just announced that Online Isolation Notes are now available. They will provide employees with evidence for their employers that they have been advised to self-isolate due to Coronavirus, either because they have symptoms or they live with someone who has symptoms, and so cannot work. The notes can be accessed through the NHS … Read more Online Isolation Notes are now available for Coronavirus related absence from work

CORONAVIRUS: What practical steps can employers take? Do you have to pay employees who are away from work due to health advice eg in self-isolation? Where can you access the latest information?

With the Coronavirus hitting the headlines on a daily basis at the moment, what should employers be doing to try and stay ahead of the game? Obviously it is better to be prepared and not need it, than wishing in hindsight that you had done something! Advice is being updated regularly, so access the latest … Read more CORONAVIRUS: What practical steps can employers take? Do you have to pay employees who are away from work due to health advice eg in self-isolation? Where can you access the latest information?

HR and Employment Law changes April 2020

There are a number of changes in the world of HR and Employment Law that come into effect from April 2020. Please make sure your company Contracts of Employment / Statements of Employment Particulars, Employee Handbooks and other procedures are updated where required. This newsletter covers: National Minimum Wage increases Reference period for holiday pay … Read more HR and Employment Law changes April 2020

Holiday Entitlement Calculations

It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to booking holidays and someone in the company has to work out how much time everyone is allowed off! This can be particularly difficult when staff work different patterns such as part time or shifts. However, help is at hand! The Government has a great tool to … Read more Holiday Entitlement Calculations

Over 50% of employees value happiness over pay

I’m not sure it is that simple. When searching for a new job, then salary is a big factor as you’ve got bills to pay. But maybe after being in the role for a while and you find that you are enjoying it (for whatever reason), pay isn’t so important? Alternatively, if you are on … Read more Over 50% of employees value happiness over pay