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What hospitality HR hurdles should professionals have on their radar?

With the restrictions on day-to-day ‘lockdown life’ being gradually lifted, the hospitality sector is opening up and finding that there is a significant shortage of workers. Brexit, combined with the displacement of many people through […]

Budget 2021 – Key points for employers at a glance

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has today, by way of the Budget, announced the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to 30 September 2021. It was previously due to end on 30 April […]

National Minimum Wage Increase

As night follows day, mid-February brings the announcement of a new set of National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations. Each year, the Regulations are laid before parliament some six weeks before their implementation. The 2018 Regulations provide […]

The Apprenticeship Levy

The Government’s introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in England has received much publicity. Thousands more apprenticeships are expected to be created with qualifications designed to make this a qualification route of choice for many more […]

ESP Law solicitor featured in HR Magazine – Legal lowdown: What 2017 holds

Legal lowdown: What 2017 holds HR needs to get to grips with gender pay gap reporting, the apprenticeship levy, and childcare-related changes. The autumn tends to be very busy for HR professionals as they try […]

English Apprenticeship Standards: getting it right

The Government has simplified the legal position on engaging apprentices with the aim of encouraging their popularity with employers in a bid to increase their numbers. Background In the run up to the General Election, […]

The Budget: employment law implications

George Osborne has delivered his first majority Conservative Government budget. We have summarised the key employment points arising from it. National Living Wage The Conservatives in the lead-up to the election said that they supported […]

The Queen’s Speech: changes to employment law

The Queen’s Speech has been delivered on what the new Conservative Government will look to legislate on in the coming year. Unsurprisingly there wasn’t too much specifically on employment law, however, the proposed legislation on […]

What does the Conservatives’ win mean for employment law?

With the Conservatives now in power following last weeks election, we take a look at what can be expected in terms of changes in employment law. Zero hours contracts Most of the political parties took […]

2014 Employment Law Review and Legal Updates

The ever changing legal landscape in the field of employment and human resources has had another bumper year in 2014. We have seen some important legislative changes to existing legislation such as TUPE and also […]

The Naming and Shaming of National Minimum Wage

In March 2014 the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) published details of its new policy on enforcement of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) which included a revised scheme for naming and shaming employers, and increased […]