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Dealing with Adverse Weather: Adverse Weather Policy

adverse weather policy

Winter can bring with it, its workplace own issues, in terms of staff shortages, absence, travel disruption and an increase in requests for annual leave. This is why an adverse weather policy is so important in the winter months. The main issue that comes to mind in the winter months is when employees can’t get to work because of snow. However, the cold and flu, lower temperatures and mental wellbeing all play their part in the winter months.

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Why is it important to act in a sympathetic manner, and explore reasonable adjustments when dealing with absence?

attendance management policy

When dealing with employee absence, it is very important to show empathy for the employee’s circumstances, as well as following an attendance management policy, effectively exploring the possibility of making reasonable adjustments to allow the employee to return to their role, or one which is similar.

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Equal Pay

tesco equal pay claim

Tesco has recently hit the headlines facing a multimillion-pound equal pay claim from over 8000 shop floor workers who are claiming that they are paid significantly less than their warehouse based colleagues.
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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018

parental bereavement pay

On 13 September 2018 the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill received Royal Assent. This Act will create a new legal obligation on employers to provide parental bereavement pay to parents.  When the Act comes into force, it will allow parents who are dealing with the death of a child under the age of 18 to two weeks statutory paid leave if they wish to utilise this.

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10th October 2018 is World Mental Health Day

There are many Mental Health Awareness courses which are designed to help assist businesses in being able to start conversations about mental health and also support employees who are experiencing mental ill-health. Recent reports suggest that, 60% of employees have experienced a mental health problem due to work and that 31% have been formally diagnosed with a mental health issue.

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Working at Height Using Scaffolding, Mobile Towers and Ladders

 work at height regulations 2005

Statistics show that falls from height are the most common cause of fatal injury and the second most common cause of major injury to employees. Companies are required to take all reasonable steps to provide a safe working environment for all employees who may be affected by work at height activities. This post covered key pieces of Work at Height Regulations 2005 legislation.

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