During the run-up to Christmas, the winter weather (see the BBC and Met Office websites) is not the only concern for employers. Avoiding the problems that can arise from the work Christmas party and dealing with competing requests for holiday from employees can also be a challenge.
The current series of XpertHR’s topic of the week (subscription required) answers some frequently asked questions on winter issues affecting employers. The first article in the series, written by Christopher Stack of Osborne Clarke, concerns work Christmas parties. Future articles will answer questions on Christmas holiday entitlement and employers’ rights and obligations in relation to poor weather conditions.