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Our general Q&A was last updated on 13 May 2020 and covers the most regular questions our employment law team are being asked about Coronavirus. It covers issues relating to self-isolation, sickness absence and pay, annual leave entitlement and contractual issues such as lay-off and rescinding...
1 week ago by in Legal Updates
Over 750,000 people have now applied to become an NHS volunteer. It is clear from the government’s guidance on the Job Retention Scheme – or Furlough scheme, that volunteering whilst on furlough is allowed.
30th Mar 2020 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
As schools closed their doors last week, parents and businesses across the country have been left wondering how they will manage childcare and provide an education for their children.
24th Mar 2020 by Helena Wheeler in Legal Updates
As employees look to begin planning their annual leave for the year ahead, there are some fundamental changes to holiday entitlement that HR teams must be aware of.
24th Jan 2020 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
Fairness and time off are two things which are really important to most employees. Why? Because time is one of the few things that money cannot buy, and holidays can be particularly emotive.
12th Jun 2019 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
The recent CJEU decision in Max-Planck-Gesellschaft v Shimizu shows that employers are required to “diligently” bring to the attention of employees the fact that annual leave entitlement will be lost if not taken during the leave year...
8th Nov 2018 by Nina Robinson in Legal Updates
Last week saw the publication of the Supreme Court's judgment in the long-running Smith v Pimlico Plumbers litigation. Gary Smith had been engaged on a self-employed basis by Pimlico but later sought to challenge his status and claimed that he was a worker...
20th Jun 2018 by Lucy Gordon in Legal Updates
Acas has released two new guides on The 2018 World Cup and Religion or Belief Discrimination...
7th Jun 2018 by in Legal Updates
With the “Beast from the East” hitting the entire country, here is a quick guide for how to deal with the inevitable disruption to your business...
1st Mar 2018 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
There has been much hype in the press about last Wednesday’s announcement by the Government that rights for those working in the gig economy will be strengthened and strictly enforced. This sounds like a radical shake-up for the growing gig economy but the announcement, whilst making promises,...
14th Feb 2018 by Lucy Gordon in Legal Updates
This momentous ECJ ruling is expected to bring holiday pay litigation back to the top of the agenda for many employers in the UK. The consequences of this ruling are far-reaching and potentially financially disastrous for some business models. The ECJ has again made it abundantly clear that the...
30th Nov 2017 by Nina Robinson in Legal Updates
Following our updates on holiday pay on 12 September 2016 and 2nd March 2017 (see the links to those updates here: https://esphr.co.uk/news/holiday-pay-the-basics- and https://esphr.co.uk/news/holiday-pay-update), we now have a ruling from the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case Dudley...
4th Aug 2017 by in Legal Updates
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