If you’re tempted to have a peek at your employees’ emails or monitor their activities using CCTV cameras there are a few things you should first know to ensure that you stay on the right side of data protection laws.

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The Office for National Statistics has reported that 131 million days were lost due to sickness in the UK in the previous year. Minor illnesses were the most common reason given for sickness absence. Our Sickness Absence Toolkit, which is just one…

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Shared parental leave and pay was introduced in 2015. It allows couples, including those adopting, greater flexibility in how they share the care of their child in the first year. Our Shared Parental Leave and Pay toolkit will help you…

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Our Basic Rights of Employees and Workers Toolkit has been renamed Rights and Responsibilities of Employees, Workers and Employers. It has also undergone an extensive makeover. This toolkit is an essential read for anyone new to HR.

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Employers who don’t follow the correct redundancy procedure risk tribunal claims Redundancy is a potentially fair reason for dismissal, provided that it is genuine and the correct procedures are followed, but far too often I see employers get it wrong. Employers…

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Recruitment of staff is not just about finding the best candidate for the job. There are a number of traps, from a legal perspective, that an employer could fall into if they get things wrong.

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As an employer you should issue employment contracts to new starters within 2 months of them starting work. Failure to do so can result in employees receiving up to four weeks pay as compensation.

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Our Hours of Work and Rest Breaks Toolkit is a comprehensive guide on the rules relating to rest breaks, the number of hours your staff can work, the special rules that apply to young workers and night workers, overtime and…

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Our holiday leave toolkit is designed to help you manage requests for holidays and explains how holiday leave entitlements and pay should be calculated.

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