From July 19th, this guidance is for those people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments and for people who provide close contact services including hairdresser and beautician. Shops and branches include all retail stores. This includes: • food retailers • chemists • hardware/homeware stores • fashion shops • charity shops […]
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The kickstart scheme provides funding for employers to create fixed term positions for a duration of 6 months for 16-24 year old’s who are at risk from long term unemployment. It is designed for those receiving the universal credit benefit to work for at least 25 hours a week and gain invaluable skills to increase […]
Employee feedback is economical and a great return to an organisation’s investment and commitment to their human resources. The benefits can be amazing, often immediate, when clear, constructive, and timely feedback is given to employees. Providing objective, positively oriented, non-judgmental feedback plays an intrinsic role in maintaining a keen focus on improving an employee’s skills, […]
Rolled-up holiday pay is the practice of paying holiday pay in the normal pay to a worker throughout their employment and not paying any holiday pay while the worker is on actual holiday. Since the introduction of Working Time Regulations (WTR) in 1998, this practice, for the most part, has died out. And is now […]
Who is ultimately responsible for workplace health & safety? Business owners and employers are legally responsible for health and safety in the workplace. This means you need to make sure that employees, and anyone who visit your premises are protected from anything that may cause harm and control any risks to injury or health that could arise […]
Discrimination in employment is a vast topic, and not one that can be examined in one article. What this article will seek to do is take a whistle-top tour through the topic, giving an overview of the legally defined forms of discrimination, how to recognise them, the impact a discrimination claim can have on your […]
On June 16th, 2021, the then Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, confirmed to Parliament that COVID-19 vaccinations are to become compulsory for staff in care homes in England. It is important to note that as the law stands today it is still not possible for an employer to require staff to have a […]
What is the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and what does the Regulations cover?
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 which came into force on the 29th December 1999 (also called the Management Regs or MHSWR) is an important piece of UK Health and Safety law. Whereas the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 outlines the general duties of employers, self-employed people and […]