Absenteeism

The Most Effective Ways to Reduce Absenteeism in the Workplace Absenteeism can be defined as the habitual pattern of staying away from an obligation or duty without a valid reason. In organisations, it not only creates problems for management but also affects the...

Access to Medical Reports Act of 1988

According to the Access to Medical Reports Act of 1988, every individual has the right to access any medical reports about them supplied by a medical practitioner; be it for employment or insurance purposes. But what if the employer wants to obtain the medical reports...

Agency Workers Regulations

The relationship between employees and their employer is becoming an area of greater focus, with many employees no longer working a traditional 9-5 role. Employers, therefore, need to be aware of their obligations to such staff, and especially the regulations in...

Annual Leave

Statutory entitlement Almost all workers are entitled to 5.6 week’s paid annual leave per holiday year. This will usually include bank holidays, but holiday allowance may be given as a number of days and it is then for the employee to decide whether to take bank...

Bank Holidays

It’s important for an employer not only to know when the next bank holiday is but also an organisation or business’s obligations to employees on such days. One of the most important areas for both employers and employees to consider is what the employment...