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Family-Friendly Policies (Part 1) - Maternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave

Posted in: The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 24/09/2019 It is important that your business is familiar with the process, including entitlements and notification requirements for employees taking maternity leave, adoption leave, shared parental leave or paternity leave. In the first of this three-part series of articles on family-friendly policies (part ...
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Discrimination and Equality Policies and Procedures
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Prevent Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

Posted in: The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 27/08/2019 In this month's article Leanne Armstrong looks at the legal obligations around preventing bullying and harassment and how you can build a policy to prevent bullying or harassment in your organisation. Constructing your policy While many employers choose to draft a policy specifically focused on set...
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Discrimination and Equality Policies and Procedures
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A Guide to Equal Opportunities

Posted in: The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 30/07/2019 Employees, contract workers and applicants for employment have statutory protection against discrimination under a number of distinct pieces of equality legislation, covering protected characteristics such as gender; religious belief; age; disability etc. In this article, Leeanne Armstrong, Legal ...
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Discrimination and Equality Policies and Procedures
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Managing Performance and the Importance of Capability Procedures

Posted in: The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 10/06/2019 This month, Leeanne Armstrong concludes that following a clear capability procedure, implemented with tact and consistency across your workforce, will facilitate a smooth process and limit the legal risk of liability for claims of unfair dismissal, harassment, discrimination and breach of contract....
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Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures
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The Essential Elements of the Grievance Policy and Procedure

Posted in: The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 28/03/2019 In this month's feature, we set out the key considerations when developing grievance procedures including why, even in the absence of statutory requirements, it is beneficial to have a clear procedure for handling employee complaints. We include some suggested wording around specific areas which ma...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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The Essential Elements of the Disciplinary Rules and Procedures

Posted in: The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 05/03/2019 This month, Leeanne Armstrong continues the handbook series with a look at one of the key parts of the employee handbook – Disciplinary Rules and Procedures. Leeanne reminds us that beyond providing the basic legal minimum, the creation of a comprehensive disciplinary procedure can also prove inval...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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Golden Rules of the Employee Handbook: Creation, Status, Management and Amendment

Posted in: The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 31/01/2019 The recruitment of a new employee will usually involve careful preparation and negotiation of appropriate contractual terms including salary, benefits, hours of work and holiday entitlement. The employee handbook is of equal importance but can often be overlooked. Having appropriate policies and p...
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Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures
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Employee Handbook: Overview, Status and Purpose

Posted in: The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 12/12/2018 As an introduction to our new Employee Handbook series (coming in January 2019), Leeanne Armstrong discusses the 'Overview, Status and Purpose' of the employee handbook including: Why have an employee handbook? Getting the basics of the handbook right Should the employee handbook be contractual or...
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