The Government has announced that Fit for Work assessment services will close next spring, following low referral rates.
Employers need to plan for an ageing workforce where absences will be longer and employees may need to change their duties and responsibilities, argues David Hope, CEO of absence management specialist FirstCare.
The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay from April 2018.
XpertHR's sickness absence rates and costs survey shows movement after a long period of stability.
We discuss the findings of the 2017 XpertHR survey on training line managers in absence management.
Updated to highlight the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation, in force from 25 May 2018.
A model letter inviting an employee to a stage 1 long-term sickness absence formal review meeting.
A model letter to invite an employee to an appeal hearing where the employee has appealed his or her dismissal under the long-term sickness absence management procedure.
A model letter confirming the arrangements for an employee's return to work following long-term sickness absence where the employee is to work temporarily in a different role.
A model letter confirming arrangements for an employee's return to work following long-term sickness absence where the employee is to be permanently redeployed to a different role.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to sickness absence and sick pay.