It will never be possible to eliminate sickness absence entirely. However, sickness absence can be controlled with clear policies and procedures.
Every incident causing injury should be considered for the potential for similar or more serious injuries, and measures should be put in place to prev
Employers need to keep a record of every workplace accident that results in injury. It doesn’t matter whether the injured person is a direct worker, a
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (known as RIDDOR) require employers to report to the enforcing authorit
Female employees have had maternity rights for many years but since 2003, fathers and adoptive parents have also had statutory rights to paternity lea
It’s important to remember when advertising vacancies that employment legislation still applies. Any advertisement for a position should give a fair a
Agency and temporary staff
If your business is looking to hire staff for a short period, what are the laws you need to keep in mind?
For the purposes of this article, temporary
Agency Workers Regulations (AWR)
Temporary staff taken on are, in the same way as permanent staff, entitled to annual leave so an employer must ensure that they are paid for accrued h
The right to certain minimum wage benefits applies to specific agricultural workers within different parts of Great Britain. Agricultural workers ofte
Alcohol and Drugs Policy
Consumption of alcohol during working hours can be a major area of concern for employers for several reasons. It can increase absenteeism and sickness
Suitable alternative employment
If a role is no longer tenable in your business and you have to let a staff member go, there’s a way to keep them with your business.
You can find th
Annual leave and UK Holiday entitlement
Holiday entitlement is the amount of annual leave the government allows your employees to receive while working for you.
This can be a tricky area of
An employee has the right of appeal following disciplinary action, including dismissal, if they believe that the action taken against them is unreason
Performance appraisals are an important aspect of the modern workplace. Holding these on a regular basis allows you to provide staff with valuable fee
Asbestos is a potent cause of disease and cancer. The symptoms of ill-health do not normally become apparent until 10 to 20 years (sometimes longer) a
Running a business is one thing. Running a small business, where you are solely responsible for the company, is an entirely different matter.
Asthma is a disorder of the respiratory system. It occurs when exposure to a substance creates an allergic response in the human body. Substances know
Bank holiday entitlement
The statutory entitlement to annual leave is for 5.6 of the worker’s normal working weeks (see Annual Leave). This is the equivalent of 28 days per y
The internet can be an excellent resource if used appropriately, in the right circumstances and with the right checks and balances. Internet trends su
If you offer staff extra pay for performing to a certain level, they’ll feel well rewarded and try harder to reach that level in the future.
Bribery Act 2010
The Bribery Act came into force on 1st July 2011 and covers the criminal law relating to bribery. Bribery is the offering or accepting of any gift, lo