Why should my business have an Employee Handbook?

Why should my business have an Employee Handbook?

Employee handbooks are a staple to any business and, if written well and properly communicated to your workforce, they will provide an invaluable point of reference for managers and their teams. Employee handbooks set the expectations between employers and their employees. They provide clear guidelines on the company’s rules and practices and are especially useful…

Does a period of unpaid leave create a break in an employee's continuity of service?

Does a period of unpaid leave create a break in an employee’s continuity of service?

It is common during unpaid leave that is pre-arranged, for the employee to remain under a contract of employment and so continuity of service will not normally be broken. In addition, even if there is no contract of employment covering the period, the Employment Rights Act 1996 provides that continuity of employment can be maintained…

1. How should I calculate holiday and bank holiday entitlement for part timers?

How should I calculate holiday and bank holiday entitlement for part timers?

Statutory entitlement for full-time employees is 28 days’ paid annual leave. Calculating for part time employees can be a more involved… To explain better, a part-time employee is pro-rated to a full-time employee’s entitlement and is based around their working week. There are normally eight specified bank holidays each year To calculate holiday entitlement for…