Policy Updates

Wales - Human Resources - Supported Living

Document Modified Date: 03/03/2021 11:15

Staff Loans and Advances Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: WPC12

It is common for an employee to request advances of wages so it is likely that this policy will be used fairly often. A new application form has been added to the policy to make it clearer how staff can request an advance or loan. The existing form has been updated as an employer confirmation form. References also checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 23/02/2021 16:40

DBS/Disclosure Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: WPR04

This policy has been updated to merge both the DBS/Disclosure Policy and Procedure and the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy and Procedure to ensure clarity and avoid any crossover. The policy also now includes the new position on DBS filtering. This policy governs how and when an employer needs to carry out a DBS check along with the categories of employee who should be subject to a DBS check from a regulatory perspective.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2021 12:04

Statement of Main Terms and Conditions of Employment – Variation

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: WPC13

New: This policy contains template documents for employees’ terms and conditions, as well as variations of terms and conditions. It has been reviewed with all forms updated to ensure they remain current to the Employment Rights Act 1996. References have also been updated.

Document Modified Date: 27/01/2021 12:42

Annual Holiday Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: WPA02

This policy governs both holiday entitlement and the process to book holidays. It sets out the minimum legal requirements in relation to annual leave and also includes specific guidance relating to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and furlough leave. The policy has been amended to update the reference period to calculate holiday entitlement for those with irregular hours of work from 12 weeks to 52 weeks. Amendments have also been made to update the travel restrictions and holiday carry over.

Document Modified Date: 26/01/2021 17:20

Gender Pay Reporting Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Equality and Human Rights Region: | Reference: WPE08

This policy has been updated to include new forms; a Manager’s Guidance Note on how to prepare a Gender Pay Gap Report, a template Gender Pay Gap Report and a template Memorandum. This policy will not apply to all employers as it is only relevant to those who have 250 or more staff as of 5 April of each year. However, if an employer is captured by this then they must comply with the requirement to report their Gender Pay Gap. This policy provides detailed guidance on how to do this.

Document Modified Date: 25/01/2021 16:53

Fixed-Term Workders Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: WPC14

This policy has been amended to provide more information about when differences between the terms of fixed term employees and permanent employees may be objectively justified and what steps a client must take if they receive a request for written reasons why this is the case. This policy governs the relationship between permanent employees and broadly comparable fixed term employees and outlines where they must be treated equally. You should be aware that we are expecting the legal position to change with the advent of the UKs split from the EU albeit we do not currently have any detail of what this may look like.

Document Modified Date: 22/01/2021 17:26

Redundancy Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: WPM04

This policy will support with the redundancy process. It has been reviewed and amendments made within the ‘Forms’ section including a revised individual consultation checklist. References have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 20/01/2021 17:45

Alcohol and Drugs Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: WPP02

This policy governs which steps an employee should take if they are suffering from or they become aware of a colleague suffering from substance abuse or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The policy guides the service to other relevant policies should appropriate formal action be necessary. This policy has been updated to ensure the guidance is still accurate and available.

Document Modified Date: 19/01/2021 10:03

Stress and Mental Health in the Workplace Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: WPM02

This policy outlines how a service can support individuals where they are impacted by stress or mental health concerns. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 15/01/2021 15:58

On-Call Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: WPM17

This policy outlines the current law in relation to on-call/sleep-in work. Please be aware that this is an area of the law which could change imminently pending the outcome of the Supreme Court decision in Shannon v Rampersad and another (T/A Clifton House Residential Home). On-call and sleep-in work are obviously a major part of a number of health and social care businesses and it is essential that businesses understand the rules around working time when on-call or on a sleep-in shift and practical steps to ensure compliance. The policy has been reviewed with minor content changes and an additional policy statement added. References have been updated to ensure they remain current.

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