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Is it ever too hot to work?

Is it ever too hot to work?

There is no legislation governing the maximum temperature in an office or workplace but employers must stick to the health and safety at work law, including:- keeping the temperature at a comfortable level, sometimes known as thermal comfort- providing clean and fresh...

Is it ever too hot to work?

What is Parental Bereavement Leave?

So, we introduced you yesterday to Parental Bereavement Leave and in this post I will go into more detail and answer some of the most common questions. From 6 April 2020 a new law, known as “Jack’s Law”, was introduced which gives parents the right to take 2 weeks’...

Is it ever too hot to work?

Safely Deducting Training Fees

Q. I have paid £5250 for some training for an employee who is now leaving, can I get that money back? If you pay for training, you may be interested in safely deducting training fees from employees who leave your business. Before offering training that you intend to...

Is it ever too hot to work?

Gross misconduct means you can fire an employee on the spot

Gross misconduct... is an act which is so serious that it justifies summary dismissal, that is dismissal without notice, or pay in lieu of notice. The act or acts must be such that they destroy the relationship of trust and confidence between the employer and...

Is it ever too hot to work?

What HR documents do I really need?

A lot of small business ask themselves - what HR documents do I need? There are so many different documents out there – some small business packages include over 100 documents! Do you REALLY need that many?! HR Documentation doesn’t need to be confusing or difficult....

Is it ever too hot to work?

When is it right to suspend an employee?

Q. When is it right to suspend an employee? When considering suspension, it is important not to make any “knee jerk” reactions and demonstrate that the act of suspension and all alternatives to the suspension were given full and due consideration. Should you be in a...

Is it ever too hot to work?

Is it legal to hire commission only sales people?

Q. Is it legal to hire commission only sales people? I’ve been asked to explain the position on commission only arrangements with sales people so here goes.  I don’t want my comments to be misinterpreted so let me just say that this post is in no way intended to put...

Is it ever too hot to work?

Do I have to advertise job vacancies?

Q. Do I have to advertise job vacancies? This is a question that has a lot of businesses and organisations scratching their heads and it’s usually posed when a vacancy comes up and there’s someone earmarked to do it.  Hopefully it’s the right person with the right...