During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. How well prepared is your organisation for the festive season? We set out some essentials.
We round up our resources that will help employers ensure that the Christmas period goes smoothly and manage issues relating to staff behaviour at the office party, lateness or non-attendance at work, refusal to work overtime, competing holiday requests and payment of bonuses.
We recap on the traditional guidance for employers on misconduct at the work Christmas party. We also examine issues employers might face this Christmas around attendance and absence.
XpertHR's latest research on Christmas and New Year working arrangements finds that employers will spend an average of £27,000 on celebrations during the 2016/2017 holiday period.
In this week's feature-length podcast, we are joined by special guests Nicky Stibbs and Max Winthrop to discuss some common areas of concern around the termination of employment.
Misconduct in public office, the criminal offence which has been used to prosecute journalists for paying public officials for information, is the subject of a new Law Commission consultation.
The Law Commission consults on reforming the offence of misconduct in public office.
We discuss various issues that can arise when employees take holiday.
Employers often fail to give guidelines to staff on what to include in an oral or written disciplinary warning. Bar Huberman sets out the basic ingredients for a misconduct warning letter.
Updated to include information on Holmes v Qinetiq Ltd, where the EAT considered whether or not the Acas code on disciplinary procedures applies to ill-health dismissals.