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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.
The highly publicised case Uber BV and others v Aslam and others has reached the end of its litigation journey with the Supreme Court ruling that Uber drivers should be classed as ‘workers’ and not independent, third-party contractors as Uber had arg
When the UK left the EU on 31st January 2020, the GDPR continued to apply in the UK during the agreed transition period. On 1st January 2021, this period ended and the GDPR as it originally came into force in 2018 no longer applies to the UK. So what
The Scottish Government has published guidance for employers on homeworking, which ties in with the most recent lockdown regulations.The regulations, which came into force on 5th January 2021 implementing the most recent lockdown, require those respo
When it was announced at the start of the year that schools would be closing and further lockdowns implemented, trade unions called on employers to furlough working parents who were struggling with childcare.HMRC recently updated its guidance to conf
As we begin 2021, this week’s blog looks ahead to some of the anticipated developments in employment law this year.Changes to ACAS Early ConciliationEmployees who seek to raise a claim in the employment tribunal in most cases first must register thei
Yesterday the Chancellor announced an extension of the furlough scheme to 30th April 2021. It had been previously indicated that the level of contribution paid by the government would be reviewed in January, and potentially tapered as it was in Septe
The Brexit transition period ends on 31st December 2020, with a new points based immigration system coming into force on 1st January 2021 for anyone coming to the UK for work. Many UK businesses employ EU citizens, so what happens to them from 1st January 2021?
This week the judgement has been published in the case of Taylor v Jaguar Land Rover Limited in a significant decision on discrimination on grounds of gender reassignment.It should be noted that this is a first instance tribunal decision so is not bi
Where a business is proposing to make a large number of employees redundant, there is a requirement to enter into collective consultation. The requirement arises where the proposal is to dismiss as redundant 20 employees or more within a 90 day perio
The government have published a new Treasury Direction which sets out more information on the extended furlough scheme. This covers the scheme from 1st November to 31st January 2021. The details from 1st February until the end of March are to be addr
The government has now published further guidance on the extension of the furlough scheme from 1st November 2020. Broadly, the scheme will continue to operate in the same way, but the government contribution will revert to 80% of wages (up to a maxim
As you may be aware, on Saturday 31st October 2020 the UK government announced that, in light of the new lockdown being introduced in England, the furlough scheme is being extended for a further month and will now end in December 2020. This means tha