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Court’s Decision on Holiday Accrual During Sick Leave Must Result in More Effective Absence Management

The Court of Appeal has ruled that workers on long-term sick leave will be allowed to carry forward annual leave into the next holiday year even if the affected member of staff has not made a request to do so. This stems from a case involving an individual who was dismissed from her employment with.. read more →

Recommendations Submitted to Streamline Employment Tribunals

Mr Justice Underhill, the former President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, has submitted his recommendations to the Government for reforming employment tribunal procedures which aim to streamline the process, improve understanding and cut costs. There is an overall recommendation that the procedures should be redrafted from scratch rather than simply amended in order to make them more accessible. In addition,.. read more →

Poor Performance – Ineffective Managers or Inappropriate Tools?

A survey published today reveals that many managers lack the ability to deal effectively with underperforming members of their teams. 45% of employers believe that the majority of their managers are not sufficiently competent to confront, counsel or coach employees who are not achieving the desired standards. Interestingly, the survey (produced by XpertHR) also finds.. read more →