Will flexible working become a day 1 right?

Will flexible working become a day 1 right?

The UK Government’s announcement to make flexible working a day-one right to request marks a victory for the #Flexfrom1st campaign, which is being led by the CIPD. Millions of workers will be able to request flexible work arrangements starting on the first day of employment, the UK government stated today. The CIPD is pleased to…

Employment contracts – What are the fundamental clauses?
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Employment contracts – What are the fundamental clauses?

What is an employment contract? A legally binding agreement between the employer and employee outlining the terms and conditions of employment is known as an employment contract. Implied terms and express (verbal or written) terms are both included in an employment contract. Your employer and you have expressly agreed to certain terms, such as how…

Redundancy and Selection Criteria

Redundancy and Selection Criteria

To ensure that any redundancy process is just and legal, redundancy selection criteria must be used correctly. The following advice focuses on how to pick and employ the best redundancy criteria and how to reduce the chances that you’ll break your duties when you fire someone.  How to select employees for redundancy You must choose…

It’s winter – where do employers stand with difficult weather conditions?

It’s winter – where do employers stand with difficult weather conditions?

We respond to five frequently asked issues from businesses regarding the effects of extreme weather on the workplace as areas of the UK experience significant snowfall. 1. Do I have to pay employees who cannot get to work because of cold temperatures? In theory, it would be legal for you to refuse to pay an…

How can employers help relieve the strain of the cost of living crisis?

How can employers help relieve the strain of the cost of living crisis?

The Cost-of-Living Crisis: What Employers Can Do To Help British households are just halfway through a two-year cost-of-living crisis that has seen the average income decline by more than £2,000 in real terms, according to the most recent data. Rising inflation has had an effect on practically every aspect of life, from the cost of…

What is voluntary redundancy?

What is voluntary redundancy?

As the pregnancy progresses and for the first six months following childbirth, the employer should also periodically review the worker’s risk assessment to see if there have been any significant changes to the worker’s activities or workplace and if so, take any necessary precautions to protect them.  Voluntary redundancy and what it means Offering your…

Workplace risk assessments for pregnant women

Workplace risk assessments for pregnant women

All employers have a responsibility to safeguard the health and safety of their employees and anybody else who may be impacted by their organisation under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999. The National Regulatory Body for Health and Safety at Work, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), has produced guidelines…

Can I take time off for antenatal care if I’m pregnant at work?

Can I take time off for antenatal care if I’m pregnant at work?

Your employer is required to ensure your health and safety if you are pregnant and working. Your right to paid time off for prenatal treatment may exist. Additionally, you are shielded from unfair treatment by an employer. Maternity leave of pregnant employees If you are working while pregnant, you are eligible to: Telling your employer…

What does Without Prejudice mean really?

What does Without Prejudice mean really?

A party’s admission to something generally has the potential to be used against them in court. According to the without prejudice (WP) rule, claims made in a genuine attempt to settle a dispute cannot be used as evidence of admissions against the party who made them in court. Without Prejudice Meaning This regulation gives litigants…