A client wants to know if the same rules on furlough fraud apply to the extended Job Retention Scheme. If so, are the penalties the same? Also, how can they avoid it?Read more Read More
My client is aware that new national minimum wage rates will be introduced in April and want to know what they need to do from an HR perspective to prepare for this?(more…) Read More
My client wants to introduce fines for employees that are late to work, are they legally allowed to do this?(more…) Read More
My client has been informed by an employee that they are planning to undergo IVF treatment, do they have to make any special accommodations for them at work?(more…) Read More
My client has asked about the prospect of placing their staff on lay off or short-time working whilst business is slow. What should they know about this?(more…) Read More
Does my client need to give staff time off work to vote in the upcoming general election?(more…) Read More
Does my client have to provide a reference for a former employee?(more…) Read More
My client wants to know if they need to do anything, in particular, to support vegan employees at work?(more…) Read More
My client wants to introduce an employee recognition programme, what sort of things do they need to think about?(more…) Read More
My client is interviewing for a vacancy and an applicant has chosen to disclose that they have a birthmark that qualifies as a disability – what are their responsibilities here?
My client has an employee who is on a probationary period, however they have had a lot of absences during this time and my client wants to dismiss them. What are the rules around this?
My client is about to take on a part-time worker for the first time, what sort of things do they need to know?
My client has suggested there may be certain instances where staff will be exempt from receiving the national minimum wage. When exactly will this apply?
My client wants to start holding performance appraisals with their employees on a regular basis to encourage their development. What sort of things do they need to consider?
My client wants to know if they have to offer their employees paid bereavement leave by law?
My client had to close down work for two days last week due to impact of flooding caused by the severe weather. Do they have to pay staff who were scheduled to work on these days?
How should my client handle a short-service employee with poor timekeeping?
My client has an employee who has just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and is concerned about the cost of making reasonable adjustments. Can they refuse to make adjustments because it would cost too much? (more…)Read More
My client wants to know if they can confiscate mobile phones from employees as they are spending too much time on them during the day? (more…)Read More
My client wants to know how the change in date of next year’s Early May Bank Holiday could affect them from an employment law perspective. Can you please advise?
My client has been informed by an employee that they have been summoned to attend jury service, what are the rules around this?
My client is considering taking on a 15-year-old schoolchild for a 2-week work experience placement. What sort of things do they need to consider?
My client has been asked by a couple of employees whether they can bring their dogs to work. What things do they need to consider?
My client is wary of the new National Minimum Wage rates that will come into effect from 1st April. What things do they need to consider from an employment law perspective?
My client will be taking on an agency worker for the first time in a few weeks, what things do they need to be aware of?
My client has asked me about the upcoming requirement to issue itemised payslips to workers. What will this entail? (more…)Read More
My client has received a number of complaints from customers and staff about the personal hygiene of one of their employees. As this is a sensitive topic how should they go about addressing this with the individual? (more…)Read More
My client has asked me if they need to update their modern slavery statement this month. Is this something they need to do? (more…)Read More
My client has heard about upcoming changes to the Childcare Voucher Scheme. They currently offer this scheme to their staff so will they need to make any changes? (more…)Read More
A client has told me a female employee has failed to wear high heeled shoes or makeup to work several times this week in line with their dress code policy. What should they do about this?”