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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.
On Friday 20th March 2020 the government announced the introduction of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This will see the government take on the obligation to pay part of employees’ salary where those employees that would otherwise have been laid of
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the globe, the government is urging all employees and workers who are able to work from home. While working from home is not uncommon for some, there are many for whom this will be an entirely new way of working
On Friday the government announced a never before seen scheme which will see it intervene in the employment relationship between employer and employee. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will see the government take on the obligation to pay part of
As the number of COVID-19 cases globally and in the UK continues to increase, employers may be wondering what measures they should be taking and what rights their employees have. A number of workplace related issues have been reported in the media, a
Stress in the workplace is a common issue and one which it is important to manage appropriately. There has been an increasing focus in recent years on mental wellbeing within the workplace, and there are good reasons why this should be so.  One
The UK’s membership of the EU and the rules on freedom of movement mean that people from the EU, EEA and Switzerland have had the right to work in the UK with minimal checks required. UK employers only need to check for valid identification proving t
Since 2000, rules known as IR35 have been in place to regulate the tax treatment of income earned by individual contractors or consultants supplying their services through an intermediary, often a personal service limited company.  The rules are
As noted in our previous blog, from 6th April 2020, there will be some changes to the written particulars employers have to provide employees. The written particulars are known as a ‘section 1 statement’, which must contain certain information. This
Further to our previous blog on changes coming into effect in 2020 this week we are looking in more detail at the new right to Parental Bereavement Leave (PBL).Although the introduction of PBL has been planned for some time, the government has only n
This year we are starting a new monthly blog series going ‘back to basics’ and focusing on key issues which arise commonly in the workplace and are often the focus of disputes. This month, we are looking at the legal definition of disability.Governme
The BBC recently reported on the case of a professor who won a claim for age discrimination against Oxford University. The case related to a compulsory retirement age operated by the university, something which is unusual now since the abolishme
 The Equality and Human Rights Commission have released new guidance for employers in relation to harassment in the workplace. Their guidance on Sexual Harassment and Harassment at Work sets out details of what harassment is in terms of the