Zero Hour Contracts “I am thinking of employing a part-time member of staff for the busier summer months in my shop with a zero-hours contract. However, due to the recent disputes between Uber and Deliveroo drivers, such contracts have developed a bad reputation. How can I ensure that my new employee doesn’t become demotivated by … Read more
Employee Well-being “After seeing the increase in awareness of mental health within organisations, and how many larger companies are starting to offer support systems for their employees, is it a legal requirement for me to offer mental health support to employees?” Answer: It will depend to what extent. All employers have a legal obligation to … Read more
Sekoya was delighted to sponsor Mike Goddard for his London to Paris cycle ride raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance heli appeal. Please give generously for this amazing cause. It doesn’t continue to fly unless we all help to keep it in the sky! Well done Mike – you did an amazing job!
Holiday Requests “I own a small business which several members of staff have asked for the same weekend off so that they can attend a festival. However, this would mean that I would not have enough employees in the store. Am I entitled to refuse my employees’ holiday requests?” Answer: Many Employers may feel obliged … Read more
Flexi-time “Some of my employees have suggested introducing flexi-time hours into the workplace. This appears to be a new trend within many organisations. However, I am worried it will become difficult to supervise. Should I introduce flexi-time?” Answer: First, well done on listening to the needs of your employees and considering their new ideas! It … Read more