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Jacqui Mann of HR4 Nurseries provides advice on how employers can ensure their legal contracts are 'bullet proof'
Jacqui Mann provides an update on some of the changes to legislation which will have an impact on you as an employer
Over the past ten years, there have been many changes in employment law relating to working parents, and in April 2011 additional paternity leave and pay was introduced. Jacqui Mann reports that HR4 Nurseries has not seen a huge increase in requests for additional paternity leave, but says it is important that employers understand the key areas
When one of your employees asks for parental leave, do you know what they are entitled to? Here Jacqui Mann outlines the legal position
We have been asked recently by several nursery owners how they can deal with a long-term sickness case. Unfortunately this can be a difficult area and sometimes a very lengthy and stressful process. It is important to manage the situation with sensitivity and concern and to consult fully to achieve an appropriate and fair outcome, says Jacqui Mann
Times are tough and while nobody wants to make employees redundant, this can sometimes be unavoidable.
When it comes to your employees using social media such as Facebook and Twitter, do you have clear guidelines in place to let them know what is and what isn't acceptable? If not, it's time to, advises Jacqui Mann
While it's good to include a probationary period clause in your employment contract, you need to carry out performance reviews during that time, advises Jacqui Mann, managing director of HR4Nurseries
Employment law has changed this year and other new legislation is on its way in 2012. Jacqui Mann, managing director of HR4 Nurseries, reviews the important developments and urges employers to keep their policies up to date
Does your nursery have an absence problem? How much is absence costing your business? It is important to monitor just what is going on, says Jacqui Mann, managing director of HR4Nurseries