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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Self-certification of sickness absence form
    Self-certification of sickness absence formWhere an employee has been absent from work due to illness for seven days or less, you should ask them to complete a self-certificate form on their first day back at work. This should include a section to record the reason for their absence.Record-keepingIt's important to keep proper records of sickness absence so that you can spot when an employee is taking a lot of odd days off sick. That way, you can take action when their absence record reaches an unacceptable level....
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter to staff following a share purchase
    Letter to staff following a share purchaseIf you buy an existing company by way of a share purchase, you can use our letter to write to all the employees of that company letting them know what has happened.Letter benefitsWhen you purchase the shares in a limited company, the employees of that company still have exactly the same employer, as their employer remains the limited company. In law, a limited company is a separate legal entity as distinct from its shareholders. All that's therefore happened is the company...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Relocation costs agreement
    Relocation costs agreementIf you're intending to contribute towards a new recruit's or an existing employee's home base relocation expenses, consider asking them to sign a relocation costs agreement.Relocation expensesIf you're willing to offer relocation assistance to new recruits so that they can move near to their new place of work, or you're offering such assistance to an existing employee who is changing their normal place of work and so also needs to change their home base, consider asking them to sign...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Disciplinary procedure
    Disciplinary procedureDealing with conduct and other disciplinary matters is one of the most difficult challenges for any employer. Make a wrong move and an employee can exact a high price. And even if you've a good reason to take action, tribunals demand that you follow the right procedure to the letter. Our disciplinary procedure shows you how to play it safe and stay on the right side of the law. A fair misconduct dismissalYou only have to open the newspapers to read of another employment tribunal claim involving...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Capability procedure
    Capability procedureDealing with an employee's poor performance can be particularly difficult where you know they are simply incapable of fulfilling the tasks and duties expected of them in their role, so they aren't really to blame. Our capability procedure ensures you deal with the problem both fairly and sympathetically.What is capability?Capability essentially refers to an employee's skills, ability and knowledge in relation to their job. Where capability is lacking, this usually leads to unsatisfactory...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Grievance procedure
    Grievance procedureYour grievance procedure should play a crucial role in how you deal with staff complaints. Use our procedure to set out the steps that an employee with a grievance relating to their employment should take, but be aware that they can still issue employment tribunal proceedings against you even where they don't follow your grievance procedure in first raising their written complaint.A fair procedure?Your aim should always be to resolve disputes with employees internally. Grievances are concerns,...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Attendance procedure
    Attendance procedureOur attendance procedure provides a process for dealing with genuine but persistent short-term sickness absence. It's not suitable for long-term incapacity cases.ApplicationA dismissal due to persistent short-term sickness absence could either be due to conduct, capability or some other substantial reason (SOSR). You should use our Disciplinary Procedure where there's evidence that the employee's sickness absence isn't genuine or where there's any other suspected misconduct relating to sickness...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter extending furlough
    Letter extending furloughWith the government having extended the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) until 31 October 2020, if required use our letter to extend furlough for your staff.Scheme extensionsIn mid-April 2020, the government announced that it was to extend the CJRS by one month, from 31 May 2020 to 30 June 2020. Then, in mid-May 2020, it announced that the CJRS was to be further extended to 31 October 2020. From 1 July 2020 onwards, there is also greater flexibility as the rules now enable you...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter seeking agreement to flexible furlough
    Letter seeking agreement to flexible furloughFrom 1 July 2020, you can ask furloughed employees to return to work part time but retain them on furlough for the remainder of their unworked usual hours. Use our letter to guide you through seeking their consent to a flexible furlough arrangement.Part-time working optionsThe Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been amended so that, from 1 July 2020, you have the flexibility to bring employees (and other PAYE workers) back to work on a part-time basis, whilst...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter designating employee as flexibly furloughed
    Letter designating employee as flexibly furloughedTo be eligible for a grant under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) where the employee returns to work part time, you must agree with them the flexible furloughing arrangement, confirm that agreement in writing and keep a record of this communication. Use our letter to confirm the agreement.Formal notificationOnce you've obtained an employee's consent to flexible furlough (see our Letter Seeking Agreement to Flexible Furlough), you'll then need to notify...
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