WorkLife entries posted during December 2015

Looking back, looking forwards – a year in the life of WorkLife

Looking back, looking forwards – a year in the life of WorkLife

WorkLife is now almost two years old: time flies when you're having fun! This time last year, David did a sweep up of the main legal changes which came into force in 2014 and set out what he thought were likely to be the key developments in 2015.

Absence triggers - beware of a ‘one size fits all’ approach

Absence triggers - beware of a ‘one size fits all’ approach

I am currently engaged in the endurance test that is the month of December – a whirlwind of Christmas parties and late nights coupled with various child-related activities and the inevitable pre-holiday bugs and illnesses.  All hope of healthy living goes out the window and promises of January detoxes somehow get me through (and we are only 8 sleeps away from the big day now…).  It is also a classic time of year when employers face higher rates of sickness absence.  Whilst these are (in...

Holiday Season for the Employment Appeal Tribunal

Holiday Season for the Employment Appeal Tribunal

On Wednesday and Thursday this week, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) heard the case of British Gas v Lock as it grapples once again with the thorny issue of holiday pay.

Top tips when recruiting household employees

Top tips when recruiting household employees

Following on from Katie Lancaster's post on confidentiality in the home, Serena Nicholls looks at recruitment of domestic staff more generally and sets out her top tips.