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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

Working in high temperatures - a guide for employers

It seems like summer has finally arrived and with this spell of unusually fine weather comes the time-honoured problem of working in high temperatures. Looking at the legislation, you may be surprised to learn that whilst a minimum temperature is referred to in the Workplace (Health, Safety and...

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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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