Can you withdraw the job offer?

withdrawing a job offer

COVID-19 advice Looking for practical advice on withdrawing a job offer due to the coronavirus pandemic and other common employment scenarios? Visit our free Coronavirus Advice Hub for answers. Take me to the Hub You just finished interviewing and you’re convinced you’ve found the perfect candidate. However, after you post the offer, new information comes […]

Advice for Outside Winter Working

outside working when cold

When the weather turns colder, employees who work inside can turn up the AC or put on extra clothing. However, for those who work outside, the change of season brings extra hazards that employers need to be aware of. The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 and accompanying Approved Code of Practice set out […]

How to reduce employee turnover

How to reduce employee turnover

Employees leave an organisation for different reasons. They could be: Resigning Retiring Being dismissed It is an accepted way of life for businesses that people come and go, but if you are experiencing a high employee turnover, you need to assess the reasons for their departure and take steps to minimise the disruption to your […]

“I quit!” What to do when a key employee resigns

employee resignation

2018 saw lots of high profile resignations. Theresa May’s government saw 19 of these, with Dominic Raab, Boris Johnson and David Davis topping the list. It can be a huge shock if one of your key employees unexpectedly resigns. There will no doubt be two huge costs to consider; Firstly, the monetary cost of recruiting […]

Heat at Work – An Employer’s Guide

heat at work

The UK is not renowned for its hot weather. But a mini heat wave has come along and made us all hot under the collar. What’s the law on heat in the workplace? It is best for employers to be prepared and know what to do if and when the temperature ramps up. The law […]

Rights to leave and pay for adoptive parents

adoptive parents

If an employee becomes an adoptive parent, they may be eligible for different types of leave and pay to look after the new addition to their family. Couple vs individual Where one person is adopting a child, that person is the adopter and can take Statutory Adoption Leave. If a couple jointly adopts a child, […]

Keep in Touch Days during maternity leave

pregnancy and maternity discrimination

When an employee is on maternity leave, they are away from the workplace for an extended period of time and it is useful to keep in touch. The law allows employers to make reasonable contact during maternity leave. After all, you may want to contact the employee to discuss their return to work or inform […]

Manufacturer fined over Legionnaires’ outbreak

A car parts manufacturer has been fined £1.6m following an outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease and an explosion at its factory. Four staff and a nearby resident became seriously ill as a result of the outbreak. A worker also suffered serious burns in an unrelated explosion at the plant. Incompetent An investigation by the Health & […]

Manufacturer fined after worker developed occupational asthma

A manufacturer has been fined for exposing a worker to fumes that led to them developing occupational asthma. When the soldering worker was first employed, the firm did not have an extraction system to remove rosin-based solder flux fumes – a hazardous substance generated and released during soldering that can cause asthma and dermatitis. The […]

How much maternity leave are new mothers entitled to?

pregnancy and maternity discrimination

In a small business, managing maternity leave can be a challenge. You may feel at a loss on how you are going cope with the employee’s absence, but how long can employees be off work on maternity leave? Eligible employees can take up to 52 weeks’ maternity leave. To be eligible, they must be an […]