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Time off for personal appointments

What do you do if an employee suddenly informs in the middle of their shift, without notice, that they need to go out to a doctors appointment in an hours time? Or any other personal appointment? What about a midwife appointment? Its not a personal appointment but...

Why its not a good idea to be too specific with a job title

When we contract new starters, and don’t forget from next April we will probably lose the 8 week window and have to contract and issue a written statement of terms and conditions before someone starts, its very tempting to use a specific and narrow job title. In...
Ramadan

Ramadan

Commencing on 5 May 2019, Ramadan is an important part of the Islamic faith involving a period of fasting during daylight hours. We recommend you consider how these commitments could affect workplace performance and how you can support Muslim employees during this...
Payslip Changes – What employers need to know

Payslip Changes – What employers need to know

Background The government has introduced some changes to the legal requirements of the trusty payslip and these changes came into force on 6th April 2019. Payslips can be confusing enough at the best of times and can lead to misinterpretation and misunderstanding...