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How Covid-19 has made for better employee engagement

employee engagement

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) is accelerating one of the most significant organisational transformations in generations. Indeed, it is a health crisis but also for many organisations. It is also a fantastic possibility to change. In the centre of a pandemic, research now signifies that organisations are managing their personnel much better than ever before. And employee […]

Managing Maternity: Returning to Work after Maternity Leave

returning to work maternity leave

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 […]

Managing Maternity: Health and Safety in the Workplace

Health and Safety Maternity

The law says an employer must do a health and safety risk assessment for all women of child-bearing age. These include:  a pregnant employee and the unborn child she is carrying an employee who’s become a new mother in the last 6 months an employee who’s breastfeeding You can do a single assessment covering your […]

Managing Maternity: Avoiding discrimination

discrimination pregnant employee

Discrimination because of pregnancy or maternity You must not show discrimination against someone you employ, or are considering employing, because of: their pregnancy an illness related to their pregnancy, including related time off  maternity pay or leave they take, or plan to take The law applies regardless of how long the person has been employed. […]

Do I have to pay overtime to my employees?

overtime pay

Some employers choose to offer pay to employees for working more hours than the employment contract says. Although some employers offer overtime pay, there’s no automatic legal right to it. Any rules, such as how much it is, must be written in the employment contract or agreed verbally. What some employers might offer Some employers might offer: […]