You’re lying awake at four in the morning, thinking about how your team is expanding. You know you haven’t got round to creating their contracts yet and are not really sure where to start.
Would you turn away a decent job candidate because of their visible tattoo?
For all its good points, social media presents countless challenges for employers and employees.
Today, marks World Mental Health Day, a perfect time to discuss a new construction industry programme launched to promote positive mental health “Mates in Mind”.
The unfamiliarity that goes with stepping into the world of work could be taken down a notch or two by new Acas guidance.
Before someone can bring a claim in the employment tribunal they must usually have first notified Acas. A conciliation period follows, during which settlement is explored. If the case isn’t settled within the conciliation period, Acas issues a certificate to that effect. It’s at that point the Claimant can take their claim further.
The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations, better known as TUPE, apply to relevant transfers. A relevant transfer can happen where there is a service provision change – for example, a new contractor takes over. Where that’s the case, TUPE operates to transfer workers over to the new provider.
This week is the BackCare Awareness for Carers week, raising awareness for the 70% of the UK’s unpaid carers who now suffer from back pain. These carers are at a greater risk of developing chronic pain, which can become a life-long issue for most.
The duty to make reasonable adjustments can tie employers up in knots. What is reasonable in one case won’t necessarily be reasonable in another. It really comes down to how far the employer should go to combat the disadvantage that the employee has been put to at work because of their disability.
Steve Wiskin from THSP Risk Management has been shortlisted as a finalist for Trainer of the Year at the forthcoming RailStaff Awards on 8th October 2016. These awards show recognition to the great work of those who work in the rail industry.