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Red weather alert – advice for employers

Absence during extreme weather events

When an employee cannot attend work because of extreme weather events, is the employer obliged to pay the employee?

In general, there is no statutory entitlement for an employee to be paid if they cannot attend work because of extreme weather. Any more beneficial arrangement is a matter for agreement between the employer and the employee.

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Christmas Parties – Advice for employers

However, from an employer’s perspective it is important to remember that an employer can be liable for the conduct of its employees at the party, even when it takes place somewhere other than in the workplace.

There is common mistakes and mishaps that can happen and leave an employer liable. Very often workplaces through caution to the wind with these events but they should have planned and considered because whilst most workplace Christmas parties end up being great fun events, some things can go wrong and when they do they can go badly wrong. So, employers need to plan properly.

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HR Buddy Newsletter – June 2021

The government’s statutory sick pay scheme will be phased in over a four-year period, starting with three days per year in 2022, rising to five days payable in 2023- and seven-days payable in 2024. Employers will eventually cover the cost of 10 sick days per year in 2025.

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Be aware and make appropriate adjustments to your leave policies reflecting the amendments in parents leave and adoptive leave.

Plan for the new codes of practice and develop appropriate home and remote working policies that will fit into legislative and codes of practice changes coming over the next 12 months or so with regard to remote working, the right for an employee to disconnect and flexible working requests.

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