Fit for Work

Fit for Work is a Government-funded service providing occupational health assessments on referral from the employee's GP or employer, where an employee is absent from work for at least four weeks. It also provides advice for employers, employees and GPs on matters relating to health and work.

Employment law changes October 2015: a six-point checklist

30 Sep 2015

Every October brings new employment law changes, and 2015 is certainly no different. While the Government’s proposals to toughen the...

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Fit for Work opens for employers

8 Sep 2015

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Employers in England and Wales are able, from today, to refer employees to Fit for Work, the...

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Top 10 HR questions

Top 10 HR questions in May 2015: Employee driving licence checks

4 Jun 2015

A new service from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), to be launched on 8 June 2015, has meant...

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HR questions in february were dominated by issues around e-cigarettes

Top 10 HR questions in February 2015: E-cigarettes

3 Mar 2015

E-cigarettes and smoking policies were on employers’ minds last month, with the first tribunal decision involving disciplinary action for using...

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The Fit for Work service

How should HR respond to the Fit for Work service (assuming they’ve heard of it)?

27 Feb 2015

The Government’s new Fit for Work service is being launched in stages throughout 2015, allowing employers to refer employees off...

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Top 10 HR questions in January 2015: Fit for Work

3 Feb 2015

Parts of the Fit for Work service, the government-funded occupational health advice service, are now in operation, with the rest...

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