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
Bonuses are either guaranteed under contract, discretionary or some combination of the two. The details of any bonus schemes should be specified in th
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
Bullying at work is more commonplace than many realise. It occurs when someone tries to intimidate another worker, often but not always in front of co
Business focused decisions
Sometimes as a business owner, the commercial realities of a situation can be so pressing or self-evident that following the full employment law proce
How a performance improvement plan can help struggling employees
If your business has an employee who is struggling, then there are ways to offer them support. A promising member of your team can always have issues.
As an employer it is important to ensure that there is a consistent approach to the management of capability at work. The main aim with regard to capa
Carry over of annual leave
On commencement of employment, an employee begins to build up or accrue holiday entitlement. An employee is entitled to a minimum of 5.6 week’s leave.
Changing Terms and Conditions
There may be times when it becomes essential for an employer to change the terms and conditions of an employee’s employment contract, or to change col
Children and young persons
Legislation governs and restricts the employment of children and young people. A child under the minimum school leaving age must not be employed in an
When a same-sex couple register a civil partnership, they become entitled to many of the same rights as married couples. The Equality Act of 2010 prot
The claiming of expenses is not only a tricky issue for our Members of Parliament. As an employer, it is vital you have a clear expenses policy in pla
Some time clocks require that employees punch the time clock with a time card, some involve swiping with a swipe card and some more sophisticated tech
Codes of practice
Codes of practice are written guidelines issued by a company to help its employees understand, follow and comply with its standards and expectations.
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The company handbook, sometimes known as employee ma
Compensation is awarded to recompense an employee for lost earnings in the event of having been unfairly dismissed by a company. The compensatory awar
The term ‘competent person’ is used throughout health and safety legislation. In some cases plant and equipment must be tested or examined or inspecte
Compressed air systems
A form of stored energy, compressed air can be used with perfect safety; but if compressed air systems and tools are not properly maintained or misuse
A settlement agreement is a legally binding agreement between an employer and employee (or ex-employee). It usually provides for a negotiated financia