The Government has announced plans to overhaul the GP fit note and statutory sick pay, as well as reform the way that disabled people on sick leave are assessed for fitness for work.
We discuss sickness absence rates for 2015 and the associated costs, and the steps that employers can take to successfully manage sickness absence.
If, when you hear "treasure hunt", you hark back to Anneka Rice's popular 1980s game show, you are not alone. We look at treasure hunts in the digital age.
The Welsh Government consults on the ban on employing agency workers to cover for striking workers.
We discuss the key legal developments affecting employers from October 2016 and beyond, including: changes to the national minimum wage rates; reforms to employment tribunals; public-sector exit payments and important case decisions to look out for.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) reiterated that if sickness prevents a worker from taking annual leave, his or her annual leave can be carried forward into the next holiday year. Bethan Odey summarises the case.
Good practice guidance on managing an HR change, including building a business case for the change, planning the change, communicating the change to the workforce, and evaluating the change.
XpertHR's latest survey on absence rates and costs is based on findings from 661 organisations across the UK, and covers more than 1.5 million employees.
We discuss various issues that can arise when employees take holiday.
Worker representation is in the news after the Prime Minister promised to put workers on the boards of large companies as part of her plan to reform boardroom governance. We discuss the structures currently available for worker representation in the workplace, the role of works councils, the relevant law and the practical implications for employers.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employee relations.