FIFA World Cup 2022 – Are you tackling employee absences properly?

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Original version published on 19 June 2018. It was reported that absenteeism during the 2018 World Cup cost UK businesses £13 billion. With the 2022 FIFA World Cup starting on […]

Bank holidays and the law

To honour the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, a bank holiday has been announced for 19 September 2022. Bank holidays can raise tricky legal and financial questions for employers. […]

Dynamic workforces: changing employment terms to meet business’ and employees’ needs

It’s almost Autumn in the UK. In 2022, the new season looks set to be a season of change for many employees. The usual September shifts are coming up: children […]

Does my employer have to provide staff with workwear?

A staff uniform is a common thing to find in many workplaces and can take many different forms, from polo shirts to sportswear, tabards, and heavy-duty workwear. It can help […]

What does the ‘Tipping Bill’ mean for tips, tronc, and service charges?

Many hospitality workers are hard-working, skilled staff who work often inconvenient hours catering to customers’ wants and needs. When customers decide to tip to reward excellent service, workers deserve their […]

Too hot to work – when can I leave work because of the heat?

The UK is currently in the midst of a heatwave, with the Met Office issuing its first Red Extreme heat warning for 18 and 19 July. With temperatures potentially rising […]

How to Create Your Perfect Employee Handbook

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Do you want to spend less time repeating your business’ procedures, such as termination policies, dress codes, facility information, etc? If so, then you should create an employee handbook.  A […]

How to support remote workers

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The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic introduced many to remote working (or ‘working from home’). Even now, that the worst of the pandemic appears to be over, many workplaces continue to work […]

How to promote mental well-being in the workplace

An annual statistic from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) shows that for the 2020/2021 year, 50% of all work-related ill health cases were due to stress, depression or anxiety. […]

Long Covid – is it a disability?

Woman suffering from fatigue because of long Covid.

With restrictions easing across the UK, the initial emergency of the Covid-19 pandemic may feel like it is over. However, many people continue to suffer from prolonged symptoms, known as […]

Facilities in the workplace: what are your employees entitled to?

The COVID-19 pandemic has given many businesses a compelling reason to reassess their use of workspace. Remote- and hybrid-working are making it possible for some employers to reduce the amount […]

Can alcohol be consumed at work?

According to the National Statistics on Alcohol, more than 25 million adults in England regularly drink alcohol. While it is generally of no concern to employers what staff members do […]