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Changes to employment law

FAQs On Furlough Leave

2020-04-07T14:13:49+01:00

Furlough Leave Due to the economic impact of Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the government has introduced a new scheme, called the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to help employers to pay for part of the wages of employees who are to be temporarily laid off or given what has now been called ‘furlough leave’. Under the scheme, [...]

FAQs On Furlough Leave2020-04-07T14:13:49+01:00

FAQs On Coronavirus – Guidance For Businesses And Their Employees

2020-03-18T15:05:51+00:00

FAQs on Coronavirus Can I send an employee home who insists they are well but are displaying Coronavirus symptoms? There are two aspects at play here. Firstly, your duty to so far as is reasonably practicable to protect the health and safety of your staff. Secondly, whether you have an express right to require the [...]

FAQs On Coronavirus – Guidance For Businesses And Their Employees2020-03-18T15:05:51+00:00

Coronavirus – What Should I Do As An Employer?

2020-04-07T10:10:22+01:00

Coronavirus - What Should I Do? According to the latest news reports Coronavirus or COVID-19 is very likely to spread widely in the UK as it has already done so in China, Iran and now Italy. At the time of writing this blog 79 people in Italy had died from the virus and all its [...]

Coronavirus – What Should I Do As An Employer?2020-04-07T10:10:22+01:00

Changes To Employment Law – Is Your Business Ready For 2020?

2020-03-06T16:34:36+00:00

Brexit or not, in 2020 UK businesses will need to be ready to comply with a raft of important new changes to employment law. These changes will give employees new rights which all employers are required to follow. Let’s look at the key changes to take effect from 6 April 2020 so you can start [...]

Changes To Employment Law – Is Your Business Ready For 2020?2020-03-06T16:34:36+00:00

The Good Work Plan – A much needed boost for workers’ rights or just another cost for small businesses?

2019-09-22T14:29:51+01:00

  The government published The Good Work Plan on 17 December 2018, setting out what it described as "the biggest package of workplace reforms for over 20 years". The plan, which builds on the government response to the Taylor Review recommendations, outlines a plan to legislate to improve working conditions for those working in the 'gig' economy. The vast [...]

The Good Work Plan – A much needed boost for workers’ rights or just another cost for small businesses?2019-09-22T14:29:51+01:00

Sexual harassment in the workplace – employers should watch this space…..

2019-05-31T10:56:20+01:00

Following the shocking revelations regarding widespread sexual harassment across the entertainment and film industry in 2017 and the continuing exposure of similar cases by the #MeToo campaign, the Women and Equalities Commission has produced a report on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. Employers should be alert to the changes which may come into force following [...]

Sexual harassment in the workplace – employers should watch this space…..2019-05-31T10:56:20+01:00

Supreme Court judgement confirms self-employed plumber is a “worker”

2019-07-04T13:04:55+01:00

Supreme Court judgement confirms self-employed plumber is a "worker". This decision could have far-reaching implications for many modern businesses, which include a structure based on a collection of self-employed sub-contractors. The emergence of the gig economy and the many opportunities for flexible and casual working arrangements has further muddied the waters on employment status.  An individual’s [...]

Supreme Court judgement confirms self-employed plumber is a “worker”2019-07-04T13:04:55+01:00

10 Practical steps to prepare for the GDPR

2019-07-04T13:05:42+01:00

There is still plenty of time to be ready for the GDPR. Here are 10 practical steps to take now... Step 1 - Raise awareness and get buy-in from the top. Planning takes time and money. You need buy-in from the top, so you have the necessary resources to be on track for the new [...]

10 Practical steps to prepare for the GDPR2019-07-04T13:05:42+01:00

EMPLOYER ALERT! The law is changing…is your business GDPR compliant?

2019-07-04T13:06:20+01:00

EMPLOYER ALERT! The law is changing...is your business GDPR compliant? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. It is complex legislation to which every employer must not only comply but also show how that compliance is achieved. Employers need to be aware of the new regulations coming into force [...]

EMPLOYER ALERT! The law is changing…is your business GDPR compliant?2019-07-04T13:06:20+01:00

Employment Tribunal fees ruled unlawful

2019-07-04T13:07:00+01:00

Employment Tribunal fees ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court in the long-running case brought by the Trade Union, UNISON. The General Secretary for UNISON, Dave Prentis said: "This is absolutely a tremendous victory, it's probably the biggest victory of employment rights in this country." UNISON argued that tribunal fees prevented workers getting access to justice as they were unaffordable. [...]

Employment Tribunal fees ruled unlawful2019-07-04T13:07:00+01:00