Tag: human resource management
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.
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.
The GDPR issue with regard not being allowed to ask, learn or disclose vaccination status of employees is particularly awkward and almost conflicts with the safety, health and welfare act. But the pandemic has thrown up some confusing and difficult situations and it is no different when it comes to workplace relations and employment law.
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.