Article Database - Tips & Advice Personnel: Year 22, issue 13

 
Does your duty of care extend to commuting? Publication date: 11.06.2020
Article database » Coronavirus » News
You know that you’re under a duty to provide a safe place of work. But in the current health crisis several employees have raised the issue of safety on their commute to work. What’s the position?
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Disgruntled employees and your social media accounts Publication date: 11.06.2020
Article database » Staff handbooks » Social media
The Cabinet Office has been left red-faced after an unauthorised tweet was posted to its official Twitter account. It’s believed that this was the work of a disgruntled employee. What should you do to protect your social media accounts?
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Q&A - fixed term to permanent Publication date: 11.06.2020
Article database » Contracts » Continuity
Q&A - fixed term to permanent..Q. We want to offer an employee who’s been hired on a short fixed-term contract (FTC) a permanent position starting in the next few weeks. We understand that if the two contracts follow on from each other consecutively the employee will retain continuity of employment rights. How can we avoid this? A. Where an FTC...
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New tax and NI equipment exemption Publication date: 11.06.2020
Article database » Coronavirus » News
New tax and NI equipment exemption..Temporary change. As a result of the coronavirus situation, some of your employees might have needed to personally buy equipment to work from home. Ordinarily, you would have purchased and/or supplied it to them. Because of this, the government has temporarily amended the staff reimbursement tax rules in relation...
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Making settlement agreement offers Publication date: 11.06.2020
Article database » Dismissal » Settlement agreements
You’re negotiating a settlement agreement and wish to make the employee a formal offer to end their employment. How long should your offer remain open for and why shouldn’t it be open ended?
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Employer furlough contributions Publication date: 11.06.2020
Article database » Coronavirus » News
As you’re doubtless aware, you will be required to make contributions to furlough payments starting in August. But what’s the detail?
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£28,000 for worker subjected to “kung fu” noises Publication date: 11.06.2020
Article database » Discrimination » Race discrimination
A Chinese worker has been awarded £28,000 after colleagues subjected him to “kung fu” noises and other racial slurs. However, as the employer had taken disciplinary action against the offenders, why was the award made?
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Can an employee’s start date be postponed? Publication date: 11.06.2020
Article database » Recruitment » Recruitment
Having recruited a new employee a while ago, you’ve concluded that you need to postpone their agreed start date for a few weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. Can you do this automatically or will you need the new hire’s agreement?
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Test and trace - a right to full pay? Publication date: 11.06.2020
Article database » Coronavirus » News
The government has launched its test and trace scheme to help stop the spread of coronavirus. If one of your employees is contacted by the service and advised to self-isolate for 14 days, are they entitled to receive full pay?
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