Time Off for Dependants

The articles featured on hrlaw.co.uk were correct at the time of publication and should not be relied on or treated as a substitute for legal advice relevant to particular circumstances. Please contact us if you require legal assistance on any employment issues.

School's out for summer

With school holidays in full swing, here are a few tips on leave issues common at this time of year and how best to deal with them… 1. Temporary changes to working hours You may get more requests for temporary changes to working hours over the...

Holidays: Has life been a beach for HR?

With the holiday season drawing to a close, the www.hrlaw.co.uk team have drawn together some of the issues encountered by our clients and contacts over the past couple of months.  Whilst it is great for those who are getting away from it all,...

'K' is for Kids

Over recent years, the Government has put in place various ‘family friendly’ legislation in an attempt to promote work/life balance and in recognition of the fact that parents frequently are required to juggle their work commitments with their...

Domestic emergencies! Are you a rock or a hard place?

There are few certainties in life:- taxes, death and the fact that your domestic appliances will wait until the most inconvenient time for you before exploding/leaking/giving up the ghost. Whilst moving house and changing jobs may be two of the most...

When absence doesn't necessarily make the heart grow fonder...

This article highlights some important points to bear in mind when dealing with staff absence from work whether this be time off for public duties, time off for dependants, paternity and parental leave or “absence” in the form of flexible working...

Top Tips on dealing with an employee who tells you she's pregnant

Before maternity leave begins • Appear genuinely pleased and supportive. This is likely to be a stressful time for the employee and you should make her feel that she can enjoy the experience of being pregnant, even whilst working, and that your...

Can there be such a thing as too much time off for dependants?

Time off for dependants is one of a number of statutory rights afforded to employees. A recent case, Forster v Cartwright Black Solicitors, examined the scope of this right and the question of how much flexibility an employer has to limit the length of...