Jargon Buster – R

Word
Meaning

RPE

Respiratory Protective Equipment.

Return to Work Interview

Standard procedure to give a short interview with an employee on returning to work after a period of sickness absence or unauthorised absence, and as such may be covered in an employer's absence policy or company handbook.

Redundancy

There has to be a genuine reason for redundancy because it is the employee’s job or function that is being made redundant, not the person. 

Generally, reasons for redundancy may include:
1. A restructuring or reorganisation
2. A need to reduce overheads because of falling sales or increases in losses (it will be necessary to produce figures to demonstrate such losses)
3. An increase in automation, so that there is no longer any requirement to employ the number of individuals previously employed.

Remuneration

Full details of the employee’s pay/salary should be included, as well as the frequency and method of payment.

Registered Office/Address/Premises

A registered office is the official address of an incorporated company, association or any other legal entity.

Renewal

Extending or resuming something for a period of time

Royalty Fee

A fee that a franchisee pays to a franchiser

Retail Prices Index (RPI)

A measurement of the cost changes in retail goods and services

Risk Assessment

An examination on the safety of a building, area, item such as computer to ensure employees are safe

Restrictions on working time

Rules of what can and can't be done within the time of work