Time off for expectant fathers

Did you know that from 1 October 2014, an expectant father will be entitled to unpaid time off for ante-natal appointments. 30% of fathers don’t take any time off before the birth of their child and the new legislation is aimed at encouraging fathers’ involvement with their children. Continue reading

Employment tribunal claims down drastically after fees were introduced

One year ago, in July 2013, the Government introduced fees for bringing a claim to employment tribunal. Sexual harassment, unfair dismissal and discrimination claims now cost claimants £1,200. Claims to recover unpaid wages or holiday pay cost the employees £390. This has, unsurprisingly, had a major impact on the number of claims processed by the tribunal courts. Continue reading

Today is National Sickie Day

The first Monday in February is the day workers in the UK are most likely to call in sick – the National Sickie Day. The cold weather, post-Christmas credit card bills and the long months ahead before summer and holidays all contribute to many employees deciding to stay in bed on this day. Continue reading