Black Friday, the US shopping tradition, has taken hold of the UK in recent years. In 2014, it was estimated to have cost British businesses over half a billion pounds as employees clicked and shopped for bargains online and on foot. This year, the figure is expected to rise. Now is the time for your … Continue reading
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Fit to Work? What employers need to know about the Government scheme
Following trials in Sheffield and Wales, the Fit to Work scheme is rolling out across the rest of the country from this week. The scheme was introduced by the government with a view to keeping more people in work and managing their sickness, rather than staying at home on long term absence. According to the … Continue reading
NZ employee ordered to disclose Facebook pages
A flight attendant in New Zealand who was dismissed for allegedly ‘pulling a sickie’ has been ordered to disclose her Facebook entries for the period. Air New Zealand claimed that the employee, Gina Kensington, had fraudulently claimed 2 days’ pay for time she said she was caring for her sister. Ms Kensington took her case to … Continue reading
Should an employee take holiday while on sick leave?
It hasn’t exactly been a slow news week, but that hasn’t stopped the story of Paul Marshallsea making the headlines. Again. You may recall that Mr Marshallsea became an overnight hero after grappling with a shark in Australia whilst on holiday, saving a group of children swimming nearby. But rather than receiving a hero’s welcome … Continue reading