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What happens if your staff are stranded in Egypt?

According to the news 11,000 UK citizens are stranded on holiday in Sharm at the moment. That figure is made up of approx 9000 package holiday makes and 2,000 flight only guests. It would be fair to estimate that could be 6,000 or so employees of UK employers will not...

Checklist for handling grievances under the ACAS Code of Practice

From time to time, you may face handling a grievance under your organisation’s Grievance Policy & Procedures. Here’s a checklist for you to use when handling a grievance. Checklist when handling grievances under ACAS Code of Practice Has the matter...

What do we do when the fit note says adjustments required?

I come across a lot of employers who tell me that they have had to find light duties for their employee, because the doctor told them to. When pressed about this, it is often apparent that no light duties existed and the employee is being paid to sit around. The...

Disciplinary Hearing Checklist

Meetings rarely proceed in a neat fashion with orderly stages. Here a Disciplinary Hearing Checklist to use to get your disciplinary hearing off to a good start. If the employee has not brought an accompaniment – check that they do not want one and that they are happy...

Can I Use Garden Leave?

Staff who are given notice of termination may not be the most motivated to continue to work. Whether they have resigned or you have dismissed them you may want to use Garden Leave.  So what is Garden Leave? You  can only use Garden Leave if its in their written terms...