Real Employment Law Advice

Day: January 28, 2021

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Employee Resources

Can my employer make me pay back overpaid wages?

There are many circumstances which may lead to an overpayment of wages. Employees find themselves in a position where they are often confused about what happens when there is an overpayment of wages and what their employers can or cannot do.

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Employee Resources

Sick Pay and Covid-19

Frequently Asked Questions about Sick Pay and Covid-19 related absences. Over the past few weeks, we have been receiving a lot of queries from employers and employees about sick pay. It is a confusing area, not helped by the frequency with which Government guidance is updated.

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Employee Resources

Can I work whilst on Furlough?

What do you need to know about working whilst on furlough? The governments guidance sets out clearly that an employee is unable to work for their employer whilst furloughed. However, what happens if an employee has two jobs or their employer asks them to undertake training?

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Employer Resources

Can you recover overpaid wages which have been paid to staff?

Can you recover overpaid wages which have been paid to staff? Employers often find themselves in a muddle and unsure how to respond when they realise that a mistake or an oversight has led to an employee (or employees) being overpaid their wages.

Disciplinary Procedures & Dismissals

Can we require an employee to take holiday whilst suspended from work?

Employers often use suspension as part of a process of undertaking an investigation into misconduct, complaints or allegations against an employee. If the complaints are considered sufficiently serious, it may be necessary to stop the employee from working whilst the matter is investigated.