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Absence/attendance

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  • Date:
    26 July 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    July 2019 employment law announcements: Key proposals for HR

    July 2019 saw progress made on an unusual number of proposed employment law changes. The Government published consultations covering workplace sexual harassment, statutory sick pay, family-friendly leave and pay, flexibility in working hours, modern slavery statements, and enforcement of worker rights. It also made announcements on changes to the laws on rehabilitation periods for offenders, settlement agreements, and protection against redundancy during pregnancy and maternity leave.

  • Type:
    Consultations

    Consultation on proposals to reduce ill-health-related job loss

    The Government consults on proposals to support disabled people and people with long-term health conditions to remain in work.

  • Type:
    How to

    How to deal with employees on long-term sickness absence

    Updated to include additional information on the risks of dismissing employees who are entitled to receive payments under a permanent health insurance scheme.

  • Type:
    Policies and documents

    Letter confirming the outcome of a stage 3 short-term sickness absence meeting

    Updated to highlight the EAT decision in Kelly v Royal Mail Group Ltd, in which a long-serving employee was dismissed for frequent and lengthy absences.

  • Type:
    Line manager briefings

    Return-to-work meetings after short-term sickness absence

    A line manager briefing setting out the importance of return-to-work meetings in reducing short-term sickness absence levels and helping to ensure that employees are engaged, productive and working to the best of their ability. The briefing provides practical guidance for line managers on holding return-to-work meetings, as well as providing "Talking points" for training sessions.

  • Date:
    23 May 2019
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Absence rates and costs: 2019 XpertHR survey

    XpertHR's latest survey finds that sickness absence rates remain unchanged for 2019, but employers continue to underestimate the total cost of such absence to the business.

  • Date:
    25 April 2019
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Occupational sick pay: 2019 XpertHR survey

    XpertHR's research into occupational sick pay looks at the benefits on offer, including any service requirements, and the circumstances in which sick pay may be withheld.

  • Date:
    25 April 2019
    Type:
    Podcasts and webinars

    Webinar: Pregnancy sickness - managing absence issues successfully

    Jo Broadbent, counsel knowledge lawyer at law firm Hogan Lovells, discusses the legal framework protecting pregnant employees and the health and safety considerations employers should be aware of.

  • Date:
    28 March 2019
    Type:
    Podcasts and webinars

    Webinar: Tricky sickness issues - your questions answered

    Darren Newman discusses tricky sickness absence related issues, including the relationship between sickness absence and disability discrimination, and the steps you can take to support an employee's return to work.

  • Type:
    How to

    How to manage an employee who goes off sick during a performance improvement procedure

    Practical guidance on managing an employee who goes on sickness absence while subject to a performance improvement plan (PIP), including dealing with short-term and long-term sickness absence; absence that is related to the performance management procedure; and when it may be appropriate to consider a settlement agreement.

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