How Do You Calculate Employee Holiday Correctly?

2017-04-25 - How Do You Calculate Employee Holiday Correctly - Lighter HR

Holiday calculations can often by confusing, for example, if someone joins or leaves a company part-way through a year, or what happens with holiday when on maternity leave. This blog post answers the questions we receive most frequently on how to calculate employee holiday.

Tips on Managing Summertime Employee Absenteeism

2016-08-16 - Summer Employee Absenteeism - Lighter HR

At this time of year employee absenteeism can be on the rise. It’s not the coughs and colds that lead to the “I’m too ill to work” telephone calls, it tends to be more related to sunburn and Pimms! Obviously, it can be very difficult to prove that someone isn’t genuinely ill but there are some situations that can arise that need careful handling.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace – Some Simple Steps for Employers

2021-05-24 - Diversity and Inclusion - Lighter HR

Gone are the days when you could point to your Equality Policy and say “There you go. We say we’re an equal opportunities employer and therefore we are one.” Expectations of your employees and potentially your clients are changing when it comes to diversity and inclusion, and so we explore what employers can and should do.

Can Gagging Orders be Enforced?

2013-02-18 - Can Gagging Orders be Enforced - What Use are Settlement Agreements - Lighter HR

Typically, gagging orders are included in settlement agreements for legitimate reasons but they have been used to cover up matters that organisations would prefer others to not find out about. This post provides insights into what you can do when it comes to gagging orders and what to avoid.

Alternatives to redundancy: What are the options?

2018-10-16 - What are the Alternatives to Redundancy - Lighter HR

Making employees redundant is time consuming, can be costly, can disrupt the work place, can damage a company’s reputation in the market and is legally quite complicated. This post looks at the alternatives to redundancy that could be considered.

The Right to Request Flexible Working

2021-05-04 - What To Do If An Employee Requests Flexible Working - Lighter HR

Any employee who has more than 26 weeks’ service has a legal right to request flexible working which covers not just the hours that they work, but also where they work them. This post gives insight into the rules and what as an employer you should do when you receive a flexible working request.

Getting Employees Back to their Normal Place of Work

2021-04-12 - How to Get Employees Back to their Normal Place of Work - Lighter HR

As the country starts to open again, there are key challenges that employers are facing when it comes to getting people back to their normal places of work. This post provides guidance on the areas you need to think about and insights into the actions you can take.

HR Implications of Brexit and Employment Law Changes in 2021

2020-12-07 - HR Implications of Brexit & Employment Law Changes - Lighter HR

Were it not for COVID-19, Brexit is a subject that would have received far more press coverage across 2020 but there have simply been other more pressing matters to deal with. However, there’s no getting away from the fact that Brexit is happening and it’s essential that business owners and managers know the changes and the implications on their business.

How Do I Tell My Employees About Redundancy?

This post provides guidance on how to tell employees about redundancy and communication during a redundancy process. Rather than being prescriptive, what we’re aiming to achieve with this post is to help you consider what type of communication approach will work for you and help you to avoid some pitfalls.

How should a business decide who is at risk of redundancy?

2020-11-05 - How should a business select who is at risk of redundancy - Lighter HR

Insights in how a business should select who is at risk of redundancy through the creation of a redundancy pool: the group of people from which the business decide who stays and who is made redundant.

Redundancy: Managing Collective Redundancies

2020-10-10 - Redundancy - Managing Collective Redundancies (20 or more Employees) - Lighter HR

This guide focuses on the redundancy process that you need to follow when you are making more than 20 people redundant in a 90-day period at a single site. It’s very important that employers are aware of the additional requirements that need to be adhered to in a large-scale redundancy process.

How Soon After Redundancy Can I Rehire?

2020-09-15 - How Soon After Redundancy Can I Rehire - Lighter HR

You’ve made some redundancies in line with the needs of your business. However, things change and sometimes new recruits are needed again shortly after a redundancy process. So now what? This post provides guidance for employers and managers into what you should and should not do regarding rehiring after redundancy.