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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.
This article was co-authored with Dr Gill Maxwell of CIPD for publication on the CIPD website What do HR practitioners need to know and do regarding contractual issues and health and safety law?  The CIPD has supported the people profe
Research has consistently shown that employee stress levels have risen in line with the demands of the twenty-first century workplace. The CIPD publish a survey on health and wellbeing at work, and reported in 2019 that mental ill health was increasi
Each April the government generally makes changes which come into effect with the changing of the tax year, including changes to statutory rates for various employment related payments and the national minimum wage. In this blog we note some of this
Employees being infected with Covid-19 can have a significant impact in the workplace, including lost productivity and the self-isolation of groups of employees who may have been exposed, not to mention the potentially severe impact on the health of
The Supreme Court has handed down its judgement in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake & Shannon v Rampersad and another (T/A Clifton House Residential Home) [2021] UKSC 8, known as the “Mencap case”, which concerned how employers should be pa
Last week the Chancellor announced that the furlough scheme will be further extended to last until 30th September 2021, meaning at that stage the scheme will have been running for 18 months. This is likely to be welcome given the indications are that
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 resp
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 con
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 Conciliation Employees who seek to raise a claim in the employment tribunal in most cases first must register th
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
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