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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
The current qualification period for employees to bring an unfair dismissal claim to an employment tribunal is one year. From 6 April 2012 employees will require two years' service to do so. However, employers need to understand the power of other staff rights which might result in a successful early claim, says Jacqui Mann, managing director of HR4Nurseries (www.hr4nurseries.co.uk)
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
Harassment of staff by third-party individuals such as parents can arise unexpectedly and place employers in a difficult position.
While we all look forward to our holidays, calculating holiday entitlement for staff can be difficult and confusing, especially if you have part-time workers, says Jacqui Mann
Regulatory changes will have big implications for nurseries employing agency workers, says Jacqui Mann, managing director of HR4Nurseries
Nursery staff can end up working long shifts. Make sure you don't fall foul of the regulations ,says Jacqui Mann