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Fantastic Freelancers

I’ve heard that even when you’re further down the line, simply finding the time to get everything done can be a huge challenge for business owners, and sometimes there will be jobs on the to-do list that fall way outside your own skill set, or simply don’t make business sense for you to spend time on (like my über-successful friend, who farms out her store returns to a Virtual Assistant).

2018 Statutory Rate Update

From April 2018, statutory sick pay will increase to £95.05 per week.
Statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental pay and maternity allowance will be £145.18 per week.

Managing Maternity Leave

36 per cent of the 1,106 decisionmakers who were surveyed thought it was reasonable to ask a woman about her plans to have children, with 59 per cent agreeing that a woman should have to disclose during the recruitment process whether she is pregnant.

Managing absence in INCLEMENT WEATHER

It’s difficult for employees to know what to do when the Met Office tells us to avoid “all but essential” travel, employers probably consider their attendance essential, and their friends and family are advising against making the trek.

When is discrimination not discrimination?

A discrimination claim can be made if an employee can show that the Equality Act 2010 has been breached. According to the Act, discrimination takes place if someone is treated less favourably because of race, religious belief, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, and age.

Recruiting as a small business

If you’ve been putting off recruiting until the new year, you’re not alone. But now we’re here, how does a small business compete with all those ‘New Year, New Career’ adverts that appear throughout January? Here are a few pointers to begin with.