Staff handbooks


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Lay-off and short time working clauseConsider inserting a lay-off and short time working clause into employment contracts enabling you to temporarily lay off an employee with no work and no pay, or to temporarily reduce their hours/days of work during... Read more
UPDATED14 Jun 2024
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Further Information
Staff handbook guidelinesOur guidelines for managers on staff handbooks will help you when assembling a staff handbook from our various policies and procedures. They will assist you in deciding which policies and procedures should be contractual and ... Read more
12 Apr 2024
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Policy
Paternity leave policyPaternity leave essentially enables eligible employees (usually fathers) to take up to two weeks off work following the birth or adoption of their child. Our policy statement sets out the employee's statutory rights to paternity ... Read more
02 Apr 2024
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Compassionate leave clauseOur compassionate leave clause focuses on the death or very serious illness of an immediate family member. Subject to statutory provisions on time off for dependants, carer's leave and parental bereavement leave, it's really u... Read more
02 Apr 2024
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Policy
Leaves of absence policyIn addition to annual leave, sickness absence and the various statutory rights to time off (for example, maternity leave, parental leave, paternity leave, time off for dependants, parental bereavement leave, etc.), employees m... Read more
02 Apr 2024
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Policy
Time off for dependants policyEmployees have a statutory right to unpaid time off work to deal with certain unexpected or sudden events or situations involving a dependant. Our time off for dependants policy statement sets out the employee's statutory... Read more
02 Apr 2024
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Policy
Redundancy policyWhilst redundancy is a potentially fair reason for dismissal, you are still obliged to follow a fair procedure when implementing a redundancy programme. Our policy statement helps get you started with this.A fair redundancyRedundancy... Read more
02 Apr 2024
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Policy
Homeworking policyWith an increasing trend towards homeworking arrangements, if you grant this benefit to any of your staff, whether on a part-time or full-time basis, you need to ensure you set out in the staff handbook how the scheme will operate ... Read more
02 Apr 2024
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Policy
Holidays policyWorkers have a statutory right to a minimum of 5.6 weeks' (28 days') paid leave per annum. Whilst you'd think granting holidays and holiday pay is a relatively straightforward exercise, disputes over holiday pay are one of the most common... Read more
24 Mar 2024
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Procedure
Capability procedureDealing with an employee's poor performance can be particularly difficult where you know they are simply incapable of fulfilling the tasks and duties expected of them in their role, so they aren't really to blame. Our capability pr... Read more
05 Feb 2024
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