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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

With large parts of the UK having experienced heavy snowfall, we answer five common questions from employers on the workplace...

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Top 10 HR questions December 2015: Severe weather

5 Jan 2016

Many employers will have been affected by the severe storms over recent weeks. The top FAQ on XpertHR in December...

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Back to school: Top 10 tips for employers at the start of the new term

8 Sep 2014

With the sand finally gone from between your toes and the flip flops banished to the back of the wardrobe,...

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Impact of bad weather underestimated by UK businesses

18 Mar 2013

Severe weather has been revealed as the top cause of disruption to British businesses over the past 12 months, but...

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Fuel dispute ‘like asking all supermarkets to agree unified working conditions’, says expert

5 Apr 2012

An employee relations adviser has compared Unite’s attempts to agree national minimum standards for fuel-tanker drivers, employed by seven different...

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Weekly dilemma: Employee absence due to adverse weather

8 Feb 2012

One of my employees has called to say that he’s not going to be in for work – and won’t...

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London commuters face two weeks of disruption as tube strikes loom

4 May 2011

London commuters will face two separate weeks of disruption in May and June after tube drivers announced planned dates to...

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Weekly dilemma: Workplace temperature

15 Dec 2010

Since the cold weather hit, my staff have been complaining about the temperature in our offices, and also in our...

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Weekly dilemma: Severe weather conditions

6 Dec 2010

Last winter, the snow and ice caused major problems for my employees and my business. I want to make sure...

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Employers urged to put in staff contingency plans as snow continues

1 Dec 2010

Employers are being urged to put staff contingency plans in place as freezing weather conditions continue to grip the UK...

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Snow: A guide for employers on pay, leave, safety and employee rights during severe weather

1 Dec 2010

Snow, ice and extreme temperatures continue to plunge the UK into chaos, meaning that HR and employers have more people-related...

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Earliest snowfall in 17 years causing travel chaos for workers

25 Nov 2010

The earliest snowfall in 17 years is causing travel chaos for workers in some parts of the UK and is...

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Volcano update: How HR departments are coping

20 Apr 2010

Volcano update: Seven things employers should be doing
HR departments have fallen back on tried and tested flexible working systems...

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Volcano update: Employers urged to adopt consistent approach

19 Apr 2010

Employers have been urged to be consistent in their approach to managing employees affected by the travel disruption caused by...

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Volcano update: Employers not obliged to pay stranded staff, say lawyers

19 Apr 2010

Employers are under no legal obligation to pay staff who are stranded because of the travel chaos caused by the...

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