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Medical leave for painful menstruation – guidance for employers

Following a recent announcement, Spain could be the first European country to introduce medical leave for employees suffering from severe period pain or Dysmenorrhea. The current proposal is for leave of up to three days […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – March 2022

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Ljegede v […]

What if the war doesn’t stop? Some thoughts for employers

We’ve all been watching events unfold in Ukraine with disbelief and horror. Whilst peace talks are still ongoing, the destruction of Ukraine isn’t stopping and there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight. The Foreign […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – February 2022

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Slade and […]

Smith v Pimlico Plumbers – Court of Appeal decision on workers and unpaid leave

The recent Court of Appeal case of Smith v Pimlico Plumbers issued 1 February 2022 deals with (i) whether an individual who successfully argued that he was a worker rather than self-employed could claim for outstanding holiday […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – November 2021

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Fa Carillion […]

In an employee market, are employers doing enough – not only to attract new talent, but to retain existing staff too?

Charlotte Morris, senior solicitor for esphr, explains how the current fuel crisis has highlighted long standing complaints from HGV drivers amid concerns about pay and working conditions – and how this is not the only […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – September 2021

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Seccombe v […]

Uber – recognition of worker’s rights

Uber are in the news for confirming that they will guarantee their 70,000 drivers will receive national minimum wage, holiday pay and pensions. This follows their long-running battle through the courts over the status of […]

Q&A for employers – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 November 2020 onwards

This Q&A was last updated on 3 March 2021 and written on 16 November 2020 further to our Q&A regarding the original CJRS in place from 1 March 2020 to 30 June 2020 and our Q&A regarding the CJRS in place from […]

Uber drivers are workers – rules the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has handed down its decision in Uber v Aslam – a long running case concerning employment status. Unsurprisingly, the Court has concluded (in the same vein as lower court decisions) that Uber […]

Coronavirus Q&A for employers

Our general Q&A was written on 18 March 2020 and last updated on 6 January 2021. It covers the most regular questions our employment law team are being asked about Coronavirus such as issues relating to; self-isolation, […]

A year in review: Employment law in 2020

What a year it has been! With so much to discuss following 12 months of uncertainty and some of the most challenging moments of many of our lifetimes, we tasked our senior solicitor, Rafia Ahmad, […]

Q&A for employers – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 July 2020 to 31 October 2020

This Q&A was written on 15 June 2020 and last updated on 03 November 2020, further to our Q&A regarding the original CJRS in place from 1 March 2020 to 30 June 2020. This Q&A addresses the changes […]

Coronavirus update – 30th March 2020

Furlough Leave and Voluntary work/Secondary Employment 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 […]