The plan for paid sick leave is as follows:
· 3 sick days per calendar year in 2023;
· 5 days per calendar year in 2024;
· 7 days per calendar year in 2025;
· 10 days per calendar year in 2026.
“Career cushioning” — another term borrowed from the world of dating — means cushioning for whatever comes next in the economy and job market, taking actions to keep your options open.
Career cushioning is the end of year term for 2022, in light of high profile lay-offs in the tech world and continuing worry of the cost-of-living crisis and threat of a possible recession. The worker’s reaction is to create a safety net or a back-up if it all goes wrong.
Every year there appears to be great confusion about public holiday entitlements of workers at Christmas time.
Christmas Day, St Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Day are public holidays.
Even when a public holiday falls on a day which is not a ‘normal working day’ for that business (for example, on Saturday or Sunday), employees are still entitled to benefit for that public holiday.
a very competitive labour market is obviously leading to this and it can be very frustrating and costly for the employer who invests time in the recruitment process and onboarding of a new hire and but only then for the potential candidate or even successful candidate cutting off all contact!
There is common mistakes and mishaps that can happen and leave an employer liable. Very often workplaces throw caution to the wind with these events but they should plan and consider, 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.
Many businesses may have to look at finding for the cost of this somewhere else such as scrapping or cutting back on employee rewards, bonuses or benefits. Indeed, this is already happening in some larger organisations as a way of protection heading into the predicted slowdown or recession.
Covid wave during peak season could lead to mass job losses. Calls for the re-introduction of Covid supports to save jobs
The WHO predicted this peak-time summer season wave and unfortunately strategic plans have not been put in place by government to help businesses and to help employers. There needs to be a long-term plan for small businesses to able to cope with the continued shockwaves of covid. The introduction of Covid supports to Businesses now needs to be a very real consideration as the Covid impact is still there and it is eroding turnover and the bottom line,