Sickness absence and sick pay
We look at what HR needs to do to meet its employment law obligations and prepare for the coming year.
The expansion of the group of healthcare professionals who can now issue fit notes can have a positive impact on employers' sickness absence management procedures, writes XpertHR principal employment law editor Stephen Simpson.
Employers that are operating under a hybrid working model must ensure that their sickness absence management procedures sit comfortably alongside their new working arrangements. We set out five steps that hybrid working organisations can take to ensure that sickness absence management continues to be effective.
As the number of monkeypox cases in the UK rises, employers have been advised to conduct risk assessments and ensure they follow standard sickness procedures if a worker becomes infected. Ashleigh Webber pulls together advice for employers whose staff may be infected or at risk of infection with monkeypox.
There have been multiple reports of employers limiting the sick pay entitlement of employees who have chosen not to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Consultant editor Darren Newman explains the potential risks in terms of contractual entitlements, discrimination and employee relations.
As well as continuing to deal with workplace issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic, there will be many other important employment law developments for HR to grapple with in 2022. What does HR need to do to meet its obligations and prepare for the coming year?
Consultant editor Darren Newman discusses the changes to the statutory sick pay system brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, and suggests the current crisis may well result in a full review of the system.
This article looks at factors for local authority employers to consider when determining entitlement to sick pay.
Commentary and insights: HR and legal information and guidance relating to sickness absence and sick pay.
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