Time off for dependants

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  • Five ways employers can support employees who are carers

    Date:
    19 October 2016
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    According to recent research, one worker in eight is a carer, while almost one in six has had to take time off work or work irregular hours because of caring responsibilities. We set out five ways to support carers in the workplace.

  • Call for evidence on ways to improve support for carers

    Date:
    3 June 2016
    Type:
    Consultations

    The Government has launched a call for evidence to gather information to develop a new strategy to support carers.

  • Carers policy

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model policy to set out your organisation's support for employees with caring responsibilities. The policy explains: who counts as a carer; flexible working arrangements; carers who need to deal with a crisis; and other support for carers. The policy stresses that line managers are key to implementing the carers policy.

  • Time off work

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    The law on time off work, including the prescribed reasons for which employers must permit employees to take a reasonable amount of time off work such as time off for dependants, for pregnant employees to attend ante-natal appointments, for adoption appointments, for public duties, for trade union officials to carry out certain duties and for workers to accompany a colleague to a disciplinary or grievance meeting.

  • Policy on supporting foster carers

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model policy outlining an organisation's approach to supporting foster carers, which deals with notification requirements, time off to care for new foster children, time off for dependants, parental leave, adoption leave and flexible working.

  • Compensation - time off work

    Type:
    Quick reference

    A table summarising the compensation payable for breaches of time off rights.

  • Request for statutory time off form

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model request for statutory time off form.

  • Statutory rights to time off work

    Type:
    Quick reference

    A table setting out the statutory rights to time off work.

  • Letter turning down or modifying an employee's request for compassionate leave

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model letter turning down or modifying an employee's request for compassionate leave.

  • Letter agreeing to an employee's request for compassionate leave

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model letter agreeing to an employee's request for compassionate leave.

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