- MAKE THEM RIGHT - The need to control costs may leave an Employer concerned to consider re-negotiating its employment contracts. Even if you know this is possible, you may not know how to achieve it legally and properly. Lay-offs also need to be achieved legally and properly.
- KEEP THEM RIGHT - 2009 saw some major developments in the duties of Employers under the law. Employers should ensure that all their employment documentation is up to date and reflects these.
- The previous statutory dispute resolution procedures for the proper conduct of grievances and internal disciplinary proceedings have been repealed. A package of replacement measures is now being brought into effect. Early revision of an Employer’s policies and procedures should therefore be made to comply with the new law.
- Employees with children up to 16 years of age now have the right to request flexible working arrangements and Employers need to be prepared with appropriate provision and response.
- Minimum paid holiday entitlement has increased from 24 to 28 days per annum for employees working a five day week.
- In October 2009 the provisions of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 was introduced. If your business engages in or provides regulated activities (involving children and/or vulnerable people), your contracts, policies and procedures will need to comply with this law.
Make sure you can prove that you have the correct procedures and have followed them. Treat all employees consistently, reasonably and fairly.
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