Monthly Archives: April 2017

“May Day, May Day”: What employers need to know about bank holidays

The May bank holiday will thankfully be upon us on Monday. Below we have set out some points about the legal aspects of bank holidays which employers need to know. Paid time off There is no statutory right to time … Continue reading

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Too many Easter eggs? Managing sickness absence in the workplace

The Easter weekend is the first of the spring bank holidays, offering a welcome opportunity for rest and recreation. However, some employers may encounter issues with staff prolonging their time off by calling in sick. This may be due to … Continue reading

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Dismissal unfair where evidence on appeal of ‘fit for work’

In cases of long-term sickness absence there does come a time where an employer is entitled to some finality due to the adverse impact such absence is having on their business. Normally before deciding that dismissal is justified an employer … Continue reading

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Changes to compensation limits and pay rates from 6 April 2017

It’s that time of year again! There are a number of changes to compensation limits and pay rates which will be of interest to HR professionals. Compensation limits Revisions to compensation limits for certain tribunal awards and other statutory payments … Continue reading

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