Staff handbooks


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Policy
Religious observance policyOur policy explains how you will support employees who observe certain religious practices. Refusing to accommodate a request for time off for religious observance might amount to indirect religious discrimination, unless y... Read more
UPDATED13 Feb 2019
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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, etc.), employees might ask to take time off wo... Read more
UPDATED12 Feb 2019
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Policy
E-mail and Internet policyIt's important in all office-based workplaces to have policy statements on the use of computers, e-mail and the Internet at work and on using the telephone. Our e-mail and Internet policy includes provisions on acceptable use... Read more
UPDATED22 Jan 2019
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Policy
Maternity policyOur policy statement sets out the statutory rules relating to maternity leave and pay. It ensures employees fully understand their rights and entitlements, as well as their obligations in relation to notifying you of their pregnancy, ... Read more
UPDATED18 Jan 2019
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Procedure
Disciplinary procedureDealing with conduct and other disciplinary matters is one of the most difficult challenges for any employer. Make a wrong move and an employee can exact a high price. And even if you've a good reason to take action, tribunals de... Read more
UPDATED04 Jan 2019
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Policy
Conduct whilst on company business policyYou're limited in the restrictions you can place on an employee's behaviour in their own private time but you can try to control what they get up to at work-related social events by having a policy statement on ... Read more
UPDATED07 Dec 2018
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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
UPDATED07 Dec 2018
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Policy
Resignation policyWhen an employee resigns, in most cases you'll want to know the reason why so it's useful to conduct an exit interview or ask the employee to complete an exit questionnaire. In addition, it's important for the employee to know the arra... Read more
UPDATED07 Dec 2018
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Clause
Other benefits in kind clauseOur benefits in kind clause specifically covers private medical and permanent health insurance, pension schemes and life assurance, as these are the most common benefits after company cars. However, you can also include a... Read more
UPDATED04 Dec 2018
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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
15 Nov 2018
Credits: 1