The Employment Law & HR Podcast
Time off to attend antenatal appointments: Episode  7

From the 1st October 2014 eligible employees and agency workers will be able to take unpaid time off work to accompany a pregnant woman to two antenatal appointments, and there will also be a protection from suffering a detriment or being dismissed in relation to time off to accompany a woman to prenatal appointments.

In this episode 7 of the Podcast I give you the run down on the changes and all you need to know about employee rights after the 1st October 2014.

Particularly you will learn....

Which employees qualify for the right to time off.

If you have to pay employees for the time off.

How much time they can have off.

The reasons behind the change in law.

The consequences if you get things wrong.

Answers to a couple of 'odd' scenario questions.

HR Best Practice Tip

This episode features the benefits of having an appraisal system and how to get started.

Podcast references

In this episode I refer to the other changes taking place on the 1st October 2014. You can read about these here

You can find out more about my HR and legal support package for employers, Empirical Support' here

Direct download: Episode_7_-_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48am EST

In this episode of the podcast I give you a run down of the 8 key tests/facts to consider in order to determine if someone who works for you is an employee or self-employed person. 

For the purpose of employment rights it does not matter if the person is termed a self-employed person, or paid as a self-employed person, the law may decide otherwise. 

If you are in any doubt please listen to this podcast episode and run through the tests yourself. 

Also in this episode is the HR Top Tip, which is a cautionary tale about confidential correspondence. 

Direct download: Episode_6_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

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