Time off for medical appointments

Time off for medical appointments

Given that most (non-emergency) medical clinics operate mainly within the conventional working week, and the same for most dentists, it is inevitable that even the healthiest employees will need time off for medical or dental appointments at some point. But the rules...
Employees going on jury service – some FAQs

Employees going on jury service – some FAQs

Most employers have to deal with employees going off on jury service at some point, and here are some of the key questions we get asked by clients when a member of their team receives a summons. Can I refuse to give an employee time off for jury service? No you can’t....
Getting a head start on the Olympics

Getting a head start on the Olympics

The Olympics is fast approaching and with a bit of planning and forethought it could be an excellent opportunity to boost employee morale and store up some goodwill for the future. Many employees will be interested in the sporting events over the summer and equally...
Dealing with snowy days

Dealing with snowy days

This week I’ve been getting lots of questions about how to deal with ‘snow days’ when staff do not come into work because of the weather, so I’m addressing some of them here. Do I need to pay employees who don’t come in because of the weather? You will all be thrilled...