Article Database - Tips & Advice Personnel: Year 22, issue 06

 
Who pays for DBS checks? Publication date: 09.03.2020
Article database » Recruitment » Criminal records
If you require staff to obtain a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, a new service has been launched that enables you to pay the fee directly. Why should you use it?
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Is a one-off act a “provision, criterion or practice”? Publication date: 09.03.2020
Article database » Discrimination » Indirect discrimination
Indirect discrimination arises where there’s a workplace provision, criterion or practice” (PCP) that puts an employee or a group of employees with a protected characteristic at a disadvantage. Can a one-off act be a PCP?
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Seen exercising whilst off sick Publication date: 09.03.2020
Article database » Sickness absence » Sickness absence
An employee who’s been signed off sick for several weeks has been spotted exercising and by all accounts appears to look quite well. Based on this sighting, is it safe to assume that the employee’s sickness absence is fraudulent?
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Time limit for responding to a flexible working request Publication date: 09.03.2020
Article database » Flexible working » Flexible working requests
All employees with at least 26 weeks’ continuous service have the right to make a flexible working request. When one is made, how long do you have to respond and what must you also bear in mind?
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Updated written statements for existing employees? Publication date: 09.03.2020
Article database » Contracts » Written statement
From 6 April 2020 additional mandatory information must be included in a written statement of employment particulars. Do you have to issue an updated written statement to all existing employees too?
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How to deal with pay rise requests Publication date: 09.03.2020
Article database » Pay and conditions » Pay rises
An employee has approached you regarding a pay rise. What should you ask them to demonstrate in support of their request? If you agree to a rise what else is it wise to demand from them?
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Why you shouldn’t rebuke an employee via group email Publication date: 09.03.2020
Article database » Dismissal » Constructive dismissal
An employee who was given a dressing down about his personal performance in a group email was found to be constructively dismissed. How should concerns about an individual’s poor performance be handled to avoid such claims?
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The latest on shared parental pay decision Publication date: 09.03.2020
Article database » Work and parents » Parental leave
The latest on shared parental pay decision..Matter of appeal. In 2019 the Court of Appeal heard two joined cases - Ali v Capita and Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police . The male employees involved in those cases alleged that a practice of paying enhanced maternity pay to female employees but only statutory shared parental pay to men...
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Q&A - holiday requests during notice period Publication date: 09.03.2020
Article database » Working time » Holidays
Q&A - holiday requests during notice period..Q. One of our employees is currently working out their notice period of one month. They have asked to take all of their outstanding annual leave. As their request doesn’t suit us, can it be refused? A. At any point during employment you can decide whether a request for annual leave meets your business...
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