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How to perform ID checks on new starters

How to perform ID checks on new starters

Under the Asylum and Immigration Regulations every potential employee has to have the legal right to work in the UK, and this has to be proven by way of documentation.  Employers face huge fines if they are found to have illegal workers in their employment. Here is...
Dealing with Staff Absence due to Child Sickness

Dealing with Staff Absence due to Child Sickness

Children get ill, it happens from time to time, and often parents will be absent from work to care for them. This is very common in many Early Years’ settings. Whilst employers aren’t required to give paid time off when a child is ill, parents often claim...
She wants to take 6 months unpaid leave

She wants to take 6 months unpaid leave

From time to time, employees will make requests that you need to consider before you say yes, or before you say no. Here’s a podcast from our archive that explains what to do when you receive a request from an employee to take 6 months unpaid leave from work for...
How to take statements in an investigation

How to take statements in an investigation

We are often asked about whether there’s one particular way to take statements from work colleagues when conducting an investigation into allegations of misconduct on Early Years settings. The truth is there is no one way that you need to adopt, the best way is...