Duty of care
All employers are legally bound to ensure that their employees are not exposed to unreasonable harm at work, both physical and psychological. This cov
Managing Stress at Work
Workplace stress is on the rise.
79% of British employees said that they commonly experience work-related stress in a 2020 survey by Perkbox. This is
Off work with stress: Employee rights
Workplace stress is common, particularly in the modern era of 24/7 business. Many employees feel they need to work longer and harder hours to ensure t
Work-life balance guide for businesses
Ensuring your employees have better professional and social lives is a priority for a lot of modern businesses. It can provide you and your staff with
Working Time and Hours for Employees
Regardless of where an employee works, understanding when it’s time to work should be one of the first confirmed factors.
A firm understanding of wha
Benefits of offering alternative work schedules to employees
It may make sense for your business to take a different approach to daily working life.
To do this, you can introduce an alternative work schedule (A
Legal Breaks at Work in the UK
As an employer, you must know employment law entitles your employees to take breaks at work. Aside from this being a legal requirement, it is vital th
Staff amenities & rest rooms
Employers need to make arrangements for their workforce to take rest breaks, prepare or obtain hot drinks and be able to eat. In some cases they may n
Can Employers Place Restrictions on Toilet Breaks at Work?
One of the less discussed areas of business life is employee use of your toilet facilities. This may seem like an unimportant issue, but you should be
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
European Working Time Directive
The European Working Time Directive is a Directive of the European Union which was introduced in 1993 with the aim of protecting the health & safe
Flexible Working Law
For many employees, the prospect of sticking to a rigid 9 to 5 schedule may become stressful. To elevate this, many companies and businesses might con
Working from home
The connectivity provided by modern communications channels such as broadband, mobile and fibre means that for millions of employees, home working is
Can an employer change a flexible working agreement?
Sometimes your employees can request a change to their working situation. However, keep in mind in modern business employees appreciate a flexible wor
HGV driving hours
If any of your workers drive Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) i.e. vehicles with a maximum permissible weight of more than 3.5 tonnes and they are driving
Maximum working hours
The maximum number of working hours a worker is required to undertake per week should, in normal circumstances, not exceed 48 hours. This requirement
In addition to normal working hours, employers may require their staff to work compulsory overtime. Unlike ‘voluntary’ overtime, compulsory overtime i
Non-productive overtime is overtime that is spent in the workplace but that is not engaged in activities that are profitable for the business. For exa
Occasionally, employers may require staff to work in addition to their contracted working hours – commonly known as overtime. This provision should be
Part time workers
Many employees work Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm, but there are also millions of individuals across the UK who also work part-time.