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Q. What is the minimum amount of notice I can expect for holiday requests?

A. It is down to the employer to set out the rules for how holidays should be requested. Setting out the rules in writing, in a Staff Handbook or holiday policy for example is good p...

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Q. How much leave should I give to a member of staff following a bereavement?

A. There is no legal entitlement to give a member of staff paid leave during a bereavement, therefore it is at the employers discretion in terms of what to do. Having a clear Compass...

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Q. What is the Bradford Factor?

A. The Bradford Factor is a formula used to calculate the impact that short, frequent and unplanned absences have on a business.  The theory behind it is that these absences have a g...

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Q. How do I deal with an employee on maternity leave?

A. Maternity leave rules or Shared Parental Leave rules can be complicated to interpret.  The important thing to remember is that the pregnant employee has the following three right...

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Q. Can I pay my staff for holidays that they don't take?

A. Employment legislation regarding holiday pay is constantly changing. Staff are legally entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks of holiday per year. For most people, that’s 28 days i...

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