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Homeworking policy

Homeworking policy With an increasing trend towards homeworking arrangements, if you grant this benefit to any of your staff, whether on a part-time or full-time basis, you need to ensure you set out in the staff handbook how the scheme will operate... Read more

Right to search policy

Right to search policy If you search an employee without their consent, it not only amounts to the civil offence of trespass but may also constitute a criminal assault. You therefore need to ensure you have a contractually binding right to search pol... Read more

Cars and car allowances policy

Cars and car allowances policy If you provide your employees with a car you can use a policy to set the terms and conditions of its use. If only a couple of employees have company cars, you might find it easier to include the provision in their contr... Read more

Alcohol and drugs policy

Alcohol and drugs policy A policy statement outlining your position on alcohol and drug abuse is a must, particularly if your business is in an industry where health and safety concerns are paramount. You owe a duty to your employees and to third par... Read more

Clear desk policy

Clear desk policy A clear desk policy aims to reduce the amount of clutter that is allowed to build up on employees' desks. As well as the fact that a tidy working environment looks good to clients, it also prevents confidential information from falli... Read more

Sickness absence policy

Sickness absence policy Our policy statement sets out a detailed reporting procedure for both short-term and long-term sickness absence, including the provision of evidence of incapacity, consideration of statements of fitness for work, "return-to-wor... Read more

Redundancy policy

Redundancy policy Whilst redundancy is a potentially fair reason for dismissal, you are still obliged to follow a fair procedure when implementing a redundancy programme. Our policy statement helps get you started with this. A fair redundancy Redunda... Read more

Recruitment policy

Recruitment policy It's important that managers have guidelines when it comes to recruitment, so that they know the relevant procedure to be followed. Our recruitment policy also serves as a useful reminder to managers of their equal opportunities obl... Read more

E-mail and Internet policy

E-mail and Internet policy It's important in all office-based workplaces to have policy statements on the use of computers, e-mail and the Internet at work and on using the telephone. Our policy includes provisions on acceptable use, social networking... Read more

Holidays policy

Holidays policy Workers have a statutory right to a minimum of 5.6 weeks' (28 days') paid leave per annum. Whilst you'd think granting holidays and holiday pay is a relatively straightforward exercise, disputes over holiday pay are one of the most commo... Read more
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