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  • Family-friendly rights in 2019: resource round-up

    Date:
    21 February 2019
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    There are a number of developments around family-friendly working for HR professionals to track in 2019. These include the annual increases in statutory family-friendly pay in April, case law developments in May on enhancing shared parental pay, and the publication of draft regulations on parental bereavement leave in late 2019.

  • How to make homeworking a success

    Date:
    14 February 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    When Dolly Parton sang about working 9 to 5 in 1980, the song reflected most employees' regular office hours. Brian Hall looks at how things have changed in the past 40 years and asks if working from home always works?

  • New model policies on sabbaticals and career breaks

    Date:
    12 February 2019
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR's Policies and documents tool has been improved with new versions of our example policies on sabbaticals and career breaks. They are accompanied by model contract clauses and letters.

  • Career breaks contract clause

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model contract clause to allow employees to take career breaks.

  • Letter confirming a career break

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model letter to send to an employee when a career break has been agreed.

  • Letter declining a career break

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model letter to inform an employee that their application for a career break has been rejected.

  • Sabbatical leave contract clause

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Revised to reflect current practice around sabbaticals, including examples of how long they might last and the differences between sabbaticals and career breaks.

  • Sabbatical leave policy

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Revised to reflect current practice around sabbaticals, including examples of how long they might last and the differences between sabbaticals and career breaks.

  • Career breaks policy

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Revised to reflect current practice around career breaks, including examples of how long they might last and the differences between career breaks and sabbaticals.

  • Letter confirming a sabbatical

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Revised to reflect current practice around sabbaticals, including further details on the terms of employment during sabbaticals, keeping in contact, and the return to work.

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