How to Manage Workers On Part Time Hours

Understanding what counts as part time hours is important in determining the rights and entitlements of your part time workers. Below we look at what is classed as part time hours and how – save except in limited circumstances – the law protects these workers from less favourable treatment than full time workers by reason […]

Continuous Employment (Employer Guidance)

The continuous employment rules can play a crucial role in determining the employment entitlements of your workforce. It is therefore important to understand how these rules work and how they can potentially impact your decision-making when dealing with an employee’s workplace rights and terminating a contract of employment.   What is continuous employment? Continuous employment […]

How to Unfurlough Staff

how to unfurlough staff

If you are currently receiving financial assistance for furloughed workers through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), you may be looking at how to unfurlough staff in preparation for the return to work, and ahead of the scheme’s closure in October 2020. The process of bringing workers back from furlough carries both legal and HR […]

Fit Note Guidance for Employers

Fit note: guide for

The following fit note guidance will help you as an employer to understand the rules relating to fit notes, and how you can use the information from a fit note to most effectively help your business and your employees when absent from work through illness. As an employer or line manager, the fit note can […]

Custom And Practice In Employment Contracts

The relationship between an employer and their employees is typically considered to be set out in the employment contract between the employer and each employee. However, while a vital component of the employment relationship, the individual employment contract is not the only source of the parties’ rights and duties. Implied terms, including those arising as […]

Suitable Alternative Employment (HR Help!)

suitable alternative employment

One aspect of the redundancy process that employers can find challenging in practice is the requirement to offer suitable alternative employment to employees at risk of being made redundant. An employer undergoing a redundancy exercise must offer suitable alternative employment to any employees who are at risk of redundancy if such a position is available […]

ACAS Shared Parental Leave (Employer Guide)

acas shared parental leave

Eligible employees are entitled to take time off work as shared parental leave (SPL). As an employer you will need to understand the statutory rights and responsibilities of your employees in relation to SPL and what this means for your business in practice when handling a request for SPL. Further, in accordance with best practice, […]

COVID-19 & Holiday Entitlement (HR Guide)

coronavirus holiday carry over rules

Various new employment regulations have been introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic, all with the intention of helping businesses and the workforce cope with the effects of the outbreak, whether from a social or economic perspective. Here, we focus on the introduction by the UK Government of new regulations, which relax the current rules […]

Mobility Clause (Advice for Employers)

Mobility clauses can be a blessing and a curse. If drafted carefully and with thought, they can assist an employer to maintain its workforce if the workplace has to change location and so provide certainty in this regard. However, if the wording is drafted too widely, is unreasonable or the employer fails to adequately consider […]

Compulsory Redundancy (Employer Guidance)

compulsory redundancy

To ensure the survival of your business you may find yourself forced to make financial cuts, including reducing your payroll liabilities. Alternatively, your organisation may have undergone a complete restructure, or you may have invested in new technology, making certain roles obsolete. Whatever the business driver behind redundancy, employers must in all cases follow a […]