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Fit for Work scheme to be scrapped

The Fit for Work initiative was introduced in September 2015 as a scheme to help employees stay in or return to work by providing free, expert and impartial general health and work advice to employees, employers and GPs. The aim was to reduce absence and sick pay costs by enabling employees to...

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Employment Law

What to do if cold weather affects your business

Here's a brief Q&A which you may find helpful in managing employee issues resulting from the snowstorms over the last couple of days. Q If an employee can’t get to work because of travel disruption does the employer have to pay them? A The short answer is “No”. Unless, of course, the...

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Employment Law

Settlement Agreements: Making them benefit your business

There are many benefits of entering a settlement agreement as an employer.  It’s essentially a clean way of ending an employee’s contract without having to endure a long and difficult procedure. However, there are some risks attached to employers, here is a guide for businesses to follow for a ...

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Employment Law

Sexual harassment myth busters – suspension

Claims of harassment, whether current or historical, are everywhere at the moment. Regardless of your view on the legitimacy of some of these, what is undeniable is that employers can’t continue to make allowances for the types of conduct that are being reported without risking significant legal...

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