When is it too hot to work? The July heatwave has led employers to check their health and safety responsibilities about high temperatures.
The number one HR question this month asks if there are limits to the temperature in which employees can be asked to work.
The rules on fit notes were changed at the beginning of July, to extend the types of health professional who can issue them. Nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physiotherapists can now issue fit notes, in addition to doctors. A number of FAQs on fit notes feature in the top 10.
Other questions look at calculating holiday pay for term-time workers after the Supreme Court’s decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel; the relationship between sickness absence and annual leave; and failure to attend a disciplinary hearing.