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Managing Your Workforce Following the Changes to International Travel Advice

Friday, 17 July 2020

Following recent changes to international travel advice, employers should continue to plan for all foreseeable eventualities in respect of staff travel abroad.

Managing Your Workforce Following the Changes to International Travel Advice

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New UK Visa Category for Hong Kong Residents - What Has Been Proposed?

Friday, 17 July 2020

The UK Government has announced that an 'unprecedented' extension of immigration rights will be put in place for route which will allow many residents of Hong Kong.

New UK Visa Category for Hong Kong Residents - What Has Been Proposed?

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Holiday Pay & Profitability Bonuses - The Complexities of Calculation

Friday, 17 July 2020

Holiday pay calculations can be time consuming, complex and require up-to-date legal knowledge of the various different types of leave and the law applicable to each.

Holiday Pay and Profitability Bonuses - The Complexities of Calculation

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

How Can Your Business Benefit from the Chancellor's Mini-Budget?

Friday, 10 July 2020

This week, the Chancellor delivered a mini-budget, setting out the Government's plan to aid the UK economy's recovery from coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Failure to Address Workload Concerns May Amount to Breach of Contract and Discrimination Claims

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Furloughing Staff over Pre-Booked Holiday Periods

Friday, 10 July 2020

The purpose of the Job Retention Scheme is to help those qualifying employers whose operations have been severely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Failure to Address Workload Concerns May Amount to Breach of Contract and Discrimination Claims

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Making Reasonable Adjustments in the Workplace

Friday, 10 July 2020

Employers are under a duty to make reasonable adjustments to help disabled employees return to, or remain at work.

Failure to Address Workload Concerns May Amount to Breach of Contract and Discrimination Claims

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How to Deal Fairly With Witness Anonymity?

Friday, 10 July 2020

Balancing requests for witness anonymity against the need to conduct a fair disciplinary hearing can be difficult for employers.

Failure to Address Workload Concerns May Amount to Breach of Contract and Discrimination Claims

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Shielding Employees Set to Return to Work From 1 August

Thursday, 09 July 2020

The Government has released details of its plans for the two million people currently shielding from coronavirus (COVID-19) in England, to gradually return to normal life.

Shielding Employees Set to Return to Work From 1 August

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Failure to Address Workload Concerns May Amount to Breach of Contract and Discrimination Claims

Friday, 03 July 2020

The Employment Tribunal held that a sequence of failings by the employer relating to workload and mental health, when viewed cumulatively, amounted to a fundamental breach of the employee's employment contract and discrimination arising from disability.

Failure to Address Workload Concerns May Amount to Breach of Contract and Discrimination Claims

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The Supreme Court Grants Permission to Appeal in the Case of Harpur Trust v Brazel

Friday, 03 July 2020

On 19 June 2020, the Supreme Court granted The Harpur Trust leave to appeal an earlier decision by the Court of Appeal which made a significant change to the way in which employers must calculate holiday pay for ‘part-year’ workers.

The Supreme Court Grants Permission to Appeal in the Case of Harpur Trust v Brazel

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Considerations for Employers When Dismissing for Long-Term Sickness Absence

Friday, 03 July 2020

The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently considered whether the dismissal of a long-standing employee for long-term absence was proportionate or whether it amounted to disability discrimination.

Considerations for Employers When Dismissing for Long-Term Sickness Absence

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Mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting Up for Debate in Parliament

Friday, 26 June 2020

A petition calling for the introduction of ethnicity pay gap reporting has reached the required threshold of more than 100,000 signatures to be considered for debate in Parliament.

Mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting to Be Considered for Debate in Parliament

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Dismissing an Employee for 'Some Other Substantial Reason'

Friday, 19 June 2020

The case of Gould v St John's Downshire Hill demonstrates an example of 'some other substantial reason' (SOSR), providing a fair route to dismissal where there has been a relationship breakdown between colleagues and management.

Are Beneficial Changes to Employees' Terms and Conditions Void If Made Because of TUPE Transfers?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

How Will the Flexible Furlough Scheme Work?

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

On 12 June, the Government released detailed guidance on the new flexible furlough scheme (new Scheme), which will be introduced from 1 July 2020.

How Will Flexible Furloughing Work?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Update on the Furlough Scheme for Parents Returning to Work After Extended Leave

Friday, 12 June 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended to October 2020, however, the Government has announced that from 1 July 2020, we will move to a new flexible furlough scheme.

Workforce Planning Following Changes to the Furlough Scheme