HR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW NEWS

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At Practical HR, we like to keep our clients as informed as possible. One way in which we do this is by posting regular news articles highlighting what we think might be of interest to you. Here you can find information and updates relating to HR and employment law.

E-CIGARETTES IN THE WORKPLACE
When it comes to electronic cigarettes, there is plenty of conflicting information and opinion regarding the long-term safety and health ...
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WHAT IS SHARED PARENTAL LEAVE?
Shared Parental Leave (SPL) is an opportunity for new parents to take advantage of some additional flexibility. Mothers and adopters ...
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PROOF OF RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK
Your obligations to carry out checks to ensure a employee has the right to work in the UK Not everyone ...
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NEW TAX-FREE CHILDCARE SCHEME
For over 20 years, childcare vouchers have been provided via employer supported childcare voucher schemes (usually by way of a ...
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DO EMPLOYEES HAVE A RIGHT TO TIME OFF TO ATTEND DOCTOR OR DENTIST APPOINTMENTS?
There is no general statutory right  for employees to take time off work to attend medical and other health-related appointments, ...
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THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH ME!
There can be many visual clues that suggest an employee is not well. These include obvious signs of physical discomfort, ...
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DO YOU HAVE CCTV IN YOUR WORKPLACE?
Images which are recorded and held about identifiable individuals are covered by the Data Protection Act 1998. If you have ...
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CAN YOU CHARGE EMPLOYEES FOR THEIR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)?
A lot of jobs require employees to wear protective clothing or footwear (PPE).  The clothing or equipment can be costly ...
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SO WHY SHOULD YOU MEASURE SICKNESS ABSENCE IN YOUR BUSINESS?
According to the Office for National Statistics there was an estimated 137.3 million days lost to sickness absence in 2016, ...
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WHAT RIGHTS DO BREASTFEEDING EMPLOYEES HAVE?
Breastfeeding can be a sensitive and difficult issue for employees to discuss with their employer, but it is an important ...
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