Tips to avoid Workplace Conflict

Tips to avoid Workplace Conflict

Conflict at work can take many forms and can lead to significant problems for businesses, including; resignations, reputational damage or worse, employment tribunal claims. To prevent a situation escalating, managers are advised to take steps to help recognise signs of conflict and look at options for preventing existing and future problems. Identify the signs Conflicts…

Individual Redundancy Consultation Meetings

Individual Redundancy Consultation Meetings

What should employers discuss with employees at Individual Redundancy Consultation meetings? The Employer should: Hold a number of consultancy meetings with employees provisionally selected for redundancy Conduct these meeting after affected employees have had general information about: the reason for proposed redundancies the selection process either as part of the formal collective consultation, or in…

Holiday pay and overtime payments calculations specialist HR solutions

Overtime and Holiday Pay

When do employers need to include overtime in holiday pay? Holiday pay must be calculated on the basis of an employee’s normal pay. Where an employee normally works overtime, this should be included in the calculation of their holiday pay. Overtime that the employer is contractually obliged to offer and that employees are required to…

Maximum temperatures for the workplace employment guidelines

Maximum Workplace Temperatures

Is there a maximum workplace temperature beyond which employees should not be expected to work? The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 (SI 1992/3004) state that, during working hours, the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings should be reasonable. However, the Regulations do not provide a maximum workplace temperature. The Health and Safety Executive…

Employee references and consent

Must employers obtain consent from an employee before providing a reference? Providing a reference is likely to involve processing personal data under the GDPR Regulation (2016/679 EU), in force from 25 May 2018. Therefore, the employer must ensure that it has a legal basis for processing data as set out in the GDPR. In relation…