Q. Can I rely on the verbal resignation of an employee?
Q. Can I require an employee to work from a different location?
A. Yes, provided you include a properly drafted "mobility clause” in an employee's contract -- and then give sufficient notice to the worker of any change.
Q. Do I have to pay an employee if they go absent without permission?
A. No, you don't have to pay workers for any unauthorised absences, unless there are exceptional reasons. By not turning up for work, they put themselves in breach of a fundamental part of their employment contract . It is best to make sure your employment contracts include policies concerning absence , whether due to sickness or otherwise, and turning up late for work. You may also want to consider putting a limit in the contract of employment on the number of sick days you actually pay for.
If you would like further details then please contact Alan Jenner or tel: 01722 422300.