December saw the announcement of an agreement between the UK and the EU on citizens’ rights following Brexit. Employers are keen to know how Brexit will affect their workforce; this is the subject of the number one HR question on XpertHR in December 2017. The answer to the FAQ has been updated to reflect the agreed proposals.
FAQs dealing with potential HR issues arising from Christmas parties were also popular. These look at how to deal with employees arriving late the next day, whether there is a risk of discrimination and liability for harassment.