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...

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...

Carryover of Annual Leave

As an employer, one of the key questions to consider when talking about annual employee leave is whether employees can carry it over. It’s a fundamental question, but can be somewhat complex when looking at the laws involved. Ultimately it depends on the form of...

Jury Service

The Criminal Justice Act 2003 stated that any person between the ages of 18 to 70 is eligible to be selected for jury service. Only people who are on bail, served time in prison, or have a mental disorder are exempt from jury service. In most cases, employees are...

Return to Work Interviews

Return to Work interviews can be used to manage sickness and avoid high levels of absences. Such interviews can also be used to deter unauthorised and non-genuine sickness absence. Such interviews tend to be carried out by the employee’s line manager who may refer...