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How to Resolve Parental Disagreements over Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination

Monday, 28 June 2021

You may disagree with the other parent when deciding on vaccinating your child against coronavirus (COVID-19), which can create stress and tension. We explore the options available to help you resolve the situation without going to court.

How to Resolve Parental Disagreements over Coronavirus Vaccination

Articles & Blogs Employment

John Lewis Partnership to Introduce Equalised Parental Pay Policy

Friday, 25 June 2021

The John Lewis Partnership, which owns and operates the brands John Lewis and Waitrose, plans to equalise paid leave for all parents.

John Lewis Partnership to Introduce Equalised Parental Pay Policy

Articles & Blogs Employment

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme From 1 July 2021

Friday, 25 June 2021

From 1 July 2021, Government contributions to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be reduced and employers will have to increasingly contribute towards employees' furloughed wages.

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme From 1 July 2021

Articles & Blogs Employment

Latest Quarterly Statistics Released for Employment Tribunal Claims

Friday, 25 June 2021

The most recent quarterly statistics for January to March 2021 have been published by the Ministry of Justice.

Latest Quarterly Statistics Released for Employment Tribunal Claims

Articles & Blogs Employment

New Law Will Require Care Home Workers to Be Fully Vaccinated

Friday, 25 June 2021

The Government has announced that it will be mandatory for anyone working in a Care Quality Commission registered care home, and for residents requiring nursing or personal care in England to have two COVID-19 vaccine doses, unless medically exempt.

New Law Will Require Care Home Workers to Be Fully Vaccinated

Articles & Blogs Immigration

Further Changes on Conducting Right to Work Checks - What Do Employers Need to Know?

Friday, 25 June 2021

Further guidance on conducting Right to Work checks has been published which employers will need to familiarise themselves with if they are to remain compliant.

Further Changes on Conducting Right to Work Checks - What Do Employers Need to Know?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Contracts

New Rules for Suppliers and Distributors Proposed - What's Included?

Thursday, 24 June 2021

When parties enter into commercial agreements, there are sometimes restrictions that may be considered anti-competitive - anything from exclusive supplies or purchases, to territorial or customer restrictions, information sharing or price discussions.

New Rules for Suppliers and Distributors Proposed - What's Included?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Contracts

Strike Out Ruling Shows Dangers of Hiding Away Unusual Exclusion Clause

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Parties to commercial contracts often look to exclude liability or responsibility. Those clauses can take many forms. The Unfair Contract Terms Act requires exclusion clauses to be reasonable in order to be enforceable.

Strike Out Ruling Shows Dangers of Hiding Away Unusual Exclusion Clause

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

Securing Jurisdiction - The Importance of Obtaining a Decree of Divorce

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

A woman whose husband divorced her in China in December 2020 lost her application in the High Court of England and Wales for non-recognition of the overseas divorce, despite having already filed for divorce in England.

Securing Jurisdiction - The Importance of Obtaining a Decree of Divorce

Articles & Blogs Employment

Is the Belief That Sex Is Immutable a Philosophical Belief Under the Equality Act?

Friday, 18 June 2021

In the widely reported case of Forstater v CGD Europe, it was held that an individual's belief that sex is immutable and should not be conflated with gender identity was protected under the Equality Act 2010.

Is the Belief That Sex Is Immutable a Philosophical Belief Under the Equality Act?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employment Tribunal Considers Further Automatic Unfair Dismissal Cases During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Friday, 18 June 2021

The Employment Tribunal has considered claims of automatic unfair dismissal under section 100(1)(e) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996) in two recent cases with contrasting rulings.

Employment Tribunal Considers Further Automatic Unfair Dismissal Cases During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can an Employee Socialise When Signed Off Through Ill-Health?

Friday, 18 June 2021

In a recent widely reported case, an employment tribunal found that an employee, who admitted to being at a social club on two different occasions whilst signed off due to ill-health, was unfairly dismissed.

Can an Employee Socialise When Signed Off Through Ill-Health?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Fire and Rehire Practice - ACAS Report Published

Friday, 18 June 2021

Following our recent update in this area, ACAS' report into 'fire and rehire' practices commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy was published on 8 June 2021.

Fire and Rehire Practice: ACAS Report Published

Articles & Blogs Procurement Public Sector

How the National Procurement Policy Statement Will Help Transform Public Procurement

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

The National Procurement Policy Statement this month applies to all contracting authorities who are subject to the procurement rules. Whilst broadly welcomed it raises a number of practical challenges for local authorities and the wider public sector.

How the National Procurement Policy Statement Will Help Transform Public Procurement

Articles & Blogs Employment

Tesco Staff Win Equal Pay Claim

Friday, 11 June 2021

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that workers can rely directly on EU law in their equal pay claim against Tesco.

Tesco Staff Win Equal Pay Claim