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Category: Employment Policies

Family Leave Pay – What Are the Rules?

Shared Parental Leave, Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Parental Leave are all types of Family Leave that are available to working parents.  They are complex pieces of legislation that have left many employers unclear as to what the rules are around pay and in particular, where do men and women need to be treated the same. Find out what you should be doing.

Changing Terms and Conditions of Employment – Can You Do It?

Changing terms and conditions of employment can be difficult. We’ve recently had a number of our clients ask whether they can change their employees’ terms and conditions of employment, particularly following a TUPE transfer. A simple answer is yes you can, but you need to follow a diligent process and be aware of potential pitfalls.

If you have a staff base made up of employees on differing terms of employment, either due to different contract revisions or having transferred employees through business purchases, you may get to a point where you want to have all employees on one set of terms and conditions (referred to as ‘harmonising’). This may be for economic reasons, to help with administration and management or just to ensure everyone is getting the same deal.

Shared Parental Leave – Understanding Your Responsibilities and Putting Them into Practice

When the Shared Parental Leave & Pay Regulations 2014 were rolled out last year the sound of heads being scratched could be heard across many companies as the practicalities of these regulations were digested. Now over a year on, we wanted to remind you of your SPL obligations and also highlights risk areas that have come out of a recent Tribunal decision.

Covert Surveillance – Can You Record Your Employees and Can They Record You?

The question arises frequently as to whether evidence gathered this way is admissible in an employment tribunal case and also whether undertaking covert recording is a criminal act. We’ve also been asked about whether or not employers are able to monitor and record their employees. This post explores this topic.