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Managing Paternity

Managing Paternity

By law, your employee must tell you the following information no later than 15 weeks before the date the baby is due: that they’re expecting a child how much paternity leave they plan to take – by law they can take up to 2 weeks the date they want to start their leave Your employee may have […]

Managing Maternity: Returning to Work after Maternity Leave

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Returning to work after maternity leave has ended. The employee’s right to return to the same job depends on how much leave they’ve taken. They’ve taken up to 26 weeks’ maternity leave  They have the right to return to the same job. They’ve taken more than 26 weeks’ maternity leave  They have the right to return to […]

Managing Maternity: Managing Attendance

Managing Maternity Attendance

Managing Attendance during pregnancy. If an employee cannot come to work because of a pregnancy-related illness, they should: report in sick in the usual way get their usual sick pay Pregnancy-related illness can include: morning sickness (nausea and vomiting) tiredness headache backache bleeding If you’re not sure whether an illness is pregnancy related, you can ask […]

How to respond to a flexible working request

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Some employees will have a legal (‘statutory’) right to ask for a change to their contract with a ‘flexible working request’. For example, they might ask to: reduce their hours to work part-time change their start and finish time have flexibility with their start and finish times (sometimes known as ‘flexitime’) do their hours over […]

What is a contract of employment?

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An employment contract is a legal relationship between an employer and an employee. The employer should check the employment status of the person they’re employing as it can affect what contract is needed. What an employer must provide in writing By law, an employer must provide anyone who’s classed as an employee with the terms of their […]

5 Ways to Boost Employee Retention

5 Ways to Boost Employee Retention, Illustrated by Top Businesses Main organisations across the globe make employee retention a business priority. Apart from long-term techniques, they have also put in place specific ideas which have assisted in enhancing retention. The following are five illustrations to inspire you. 1. Design a progression track for every field, […]