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Best Practice for Employers When Handling Grievances in the Workplace

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

In the recent decision of Hope v British Medical Association, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held it was fair to dismiss an employee for raising numerous grievances which he then refused to progress or withdraw.

Best Practice for Employers When Handling Grievances in the Workplace

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Changes to Right to Work Checks Coming on 6 April 2022

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

The Government has published new 'right to work' checks which sets out changes to the way in which employers must check the immigration status of biometric card holders from 6 April 2022.

Changes to Right to Work Checks Coming on 6 April 2022

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Government Publishes Consultation on Human Rights Act Reform

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

The Government has opened a period of consultation on the proposed reform of the UK's human rights framework. The Government wishes to replace the Human Rights Act 1998 with a UK Bill of Rights.

Government Publishes Consultation on Human Rights Act Reform

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Health & Safety Key Points for Employers

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

In the case of Judd v Cabinet Office, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held the Cabinet Office had neither failed to make reasonable adjustments, nor discriminated on the grounds of disability by withdrawing a secondment offer.

Health & Safety Key Points for Employers

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Calls Increase to Relax UK Immigration Rules for Care Workers

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Faced with increasing difficulties in the recruitment and retention of care workers, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has called for UK immigration rules for care workers to be relaxed 'immediately' in an effort to ease pressure on the sector.

Calls Increase to Relax UK Immigration Rules for Care Workers

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Disability Workforce Reporting Considered by Government

Friday, 17 December 2021

Figures published by the Department for Work and Pensions have highlighted the disability employment gap - that is the difference in the proportion of disabled versus non-disabled people who are in employment.

Disability Workforce Reporting Considered by Government

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Substantial Changes Proposed for Online Delivery Platform Employees

Friday, 17 December 2021

Online platforms such as Uber and Deliveroo may need to start recognising some workers as employees following the announcement by the European Commission of a proposed new EU Directive.

Substantial Changes Proposed for Online Delivery Platform Employees

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Employee, Worker, Self-Employed or Other?

Friday, 17 December 2021

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision demonstrates when an individual could be deemed neither an employee nor a worker, despite working for a company in various capacities and being in receipt of 'salary'.

Employee, Worker, Self-Employed or Other?

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Flexible Working - The Importance of Paying Close Attention to the Statutory Rules

Friday, 17 December 2021

The statutory procedure requires flexible work requests (including appeals) to be decided within three months of the date of the request (Decision Period). There is an option to extend the Decision Period by mutual agreement.

Flexible Working - The Importance of Paying Close Attention to the Statutory Rules

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Coronavirus Self-Isolation Rules Change for Contacts of Positive Cases

Friday, 17 December 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) self-isolation rules have changed this week in order to remove the requirement for all close contacts of positive Omicron variant cases to self-isolate for 10 days.

Coronavirus Self-Isolation Rules Change for Contacts of Positive Cases

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Statutory Pay Entitlements Due to Rise in April 2022

Friday, 10 December 2021

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) recently published a list of the proposed Benefit and Pension rates for 2022 to 2023.

Statutory Pay Entitlements Due to Rise in April 2022

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Employers Urged to Support Those Experiencing Menopause at Work

Friday, 10 December 2021

The Minister for Employment has called on employers to strengthen the support offered to employees suffering serious menopause symptoms.

Employers Urged to Support Those Experiencing Menopause at Work

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New Guidance for Disability Discrimination Claims After McDonald's Case

Friday, 10 December 2021

The impact of a condition on a person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities must be assessed objectively in disability discrimination claims.

New Guidance for Disability Discrimination Claims After McDonald's Case

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Increased Compensation in Maternity Discrimination Case - After Employer Fails to Follow ACAS Code

Friday, 10 December 2021

Where a Claimant brings a successful Tribunal claim involving a disciplinary or grievance process, any compensation may be increased by up to 25%.

Increased Compensation in Maternity Discrimination Case - After Employer Fails to Follow ACAS Code

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Call for Evidence Could Spark a Potential Shake-Up for Umbrella Companies

Friday, 10 December 2021

The Government has announced a call for evidence on the umbrella company market. Umbrella companies need to be aware of what the review could mean for their operations.

Call for Evidence Could Spark a Potential Shake-Up for Umbrella Companies