HR

HR EXPERT: VOLUNTARY OVERTIME & HOLIDAY PAY

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My client had heard in the news about a recent “landmark” case on voluntary overtime and holiday pay. They want to know how this will impact their current business practices?

HR EXPERT: JURY SERVICE

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My client has been informed by an employee that they have been summoned to attend jury service, what are the rules around this?

HR EXPERT: WORK EXPERIENCE

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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?

HR EXPERT: DOGS IN WORK

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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?

HR EXPERT: CHANGE IN NMW

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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?

HR EXPERT: AGENCY WORKERS RULES

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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?

HR Expert: Personal Hygiene

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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?

HR EXPERT: WRONGLY CLASSED AS SELF-EMPLOYED

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My client has heard several stories in the news about ‘workers’ being owed compensation after being wrongly classed as ‘self-employed’. How can they be sure they have got the employment status of their own staff correct?

HR EXPERT: TIPPING WAITERS

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My client has heard that the law on dealing with tips is going to change. He runs a restaurant and currently passes on only 75% of tips to the employees. Will he be able to carry on doing this?

HR Expert: Contractual Sick Pay

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My client pays contractual sick pay and one of their employees is having elective surgery. Do they still have to pay them?

HR Expert: Dress Code Requirements

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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?”