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Browse our law brief articles and blogs, aimed at addressing the practical implications of the latest legal developments affecting you and your organisation.

Articles & Blogs Employment

Instruction to Breach Working Time Regulations Can Amount to Unfair Dismissal

Friday, 17 September 2021

An instruction to breach the Working Time Regulations can amount to an automatic unfair dismissal, even when an employee does not actually work the shift they were instructed to perform.

Instruction to Breach Working Time Regulations Can Amount to Unfair  Dismissal

Articles & Blogs Employment

COVID-19 SSP Rebate Scheme to Close on 30 September 2021

Friday, 17 September 2021

The COVID-19 SSP Rebate Scheme was introduced to allow eligible employers with fewer than 250 employees to apply to HMRC for reimbursement of statutory sick pay (SSP) for employees' sickness absences resulting from COVID-19.

COVID-19 SSP Rebate Scheme to Close on 30 September 2021

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employment Tribunal Upholds Claim of Indirect Associative Discrimination

Friday, 17 September 2021

In Follows v Nationwide Building Society, an employment tribunal (ET) upheld a claim of indirect associative discrimination on the grounds of disability.

Employment Tribunal Upholds Claim of Indirect Associative Discrimination

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Independent Schools

Back to School Data Protection Refresher

Friday, 17 September 2021

The start of the new academic year is an ideal time to take stock of your school's data protection compliance and consider what's on the horizon over the next few months.

Back to School Data Protection Refresher

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Vaccinations for 12-15 Year Olds

Friday, 17 September 2021

The long awaited announcement that the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to 12-15 year olds has finally been made.

Vaccinations for 12-15 Year Olds

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employment Tribunal Cases Considering the Risks Posed by the COVID Pandemic

Friday, 17 September 2021

We discuss two non-binding employment tribunal decisions concerning measures to protect pregnant workers during the pandemic and the dismissal of an employee who refuses to obey a management instruction due to COVID-related risks be automatically unfair.

Employment Tribunal Cases Considering the Risks Posed by the COVID Pandemic

Articles & Blogs Employment

Hybrid Working - What Should You Consider?

Thursday, 16 September 2021

A recent study by Acas shows that over half of UK employers expect an increased demand for flexible working from employees in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Hybrid Working - What Should You Consider?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Employment Case Round-Up - How Three Cases Impact on Higher Education Institutions

Thursday, 09 September 2021

Following a recent flurry of cases arising out of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the resulting impact on employment, we review three notable cases and what they could mean for the higher education sector.

Employment Case Round-Up - How Three Cases Impact on Higher Education Institutions

Articles & Blogs Commercial Contracts

Can Liquidated Damages Apply If Work Was Never Delivered?

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

In the case of Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Co Ltd, the Supreme Court has ruled on a controversial Court of Appeal decision as to whether liquidated damages provisions in a contact apply for work that is never delivered.

Can Liquidated Damages Apply If Work Was Never Delivered?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Q&A - Higher Education Institutions As Beneficiaries in Estate Administration

Thursday, 09 September 2021

Continuing with our 'Q&A' series of articles, our Legacy Protection team's focus this time turns to higher education institutions as beneficiaries of an estate and in particular the early days of estate administration.

Q&A - Higher Education Institutions As Beneficiaries in Estate Administration

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination FAQs for Employers

Monday, 13 September 2021

The continued rollout of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations raise many questions for employers. These FAQs answer the most common questions employers have around vaccinations and their employees.

https://www.vwv.co.uk/news-and-events/blog/employment-law-brief/coronavirus-vaccination-faqs-employers

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Can Universities Require Employees to Be Based in the UK?

Thursday, 09 September 2021

One of the many new issues the COVID-19 pandemic has presented for the HR community in higher education is the question of whether they can require employees to be based in the UK.

Can Universities Require Employees to Be Based in the UK?

Articles & Blogs Employment

No Break Time for Part-Time Workers

Friday, 10 September 2021

A part-time employee recently argued he was treated less favourably, as he was denied access to breaks due to working shorter shifts than his full-time colleagues.

No Break Time for Part-Time Workers

Articles & Blogs Employment

Do Employers Need to Consult With Trade Unions When Changing Terms and Conditions?

Friday, 10 September 2021

The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently held that a claim brought by employees for unlawful inducement was brought out of time, and was therefore dismissed.

Do Employers Need to Consult With Trade Unions When Changing Terms and Conditions?

Articles & Blogs Corporate

Business Secretary Intervenes in Perpetuus Acquisition on National Security Grounds

Friday, 10 September 2021

On 5 September the Secretary of State for BEIS intervened on national security grounds in the proposed acquisition by a company apparently associated with a Chinese academic of a group of small UK companies engaged in commercialising graphene.

Business Secretary Intervenes in Perpetuus Acquisition on National Security Grounds