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Focus on…Flexible working

Flexible working has never been more relevant than during, and after, the pandemic. Employers had to adapt quickly to enable people to work from home and now that employees have seen it can be done, […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – April 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. Radia v […]

Long Covid in the workplace

We have been living with Covid for over two years and it is still having ramifications for employers including high rates of sickness absence, health and safety implications, hybrid/homeworking and flexible working requests but also the […]

How ER cloud technology can improve your HR reporting capabilities

Cloud technology adoption throughout the HR industry has accelerated over recent years, especially in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. That is because organisations had to move quickly to provide innovative solutions to ensure their teams […]

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 […]

Dismissal of care home worker for refusal to be vaccinated found to be fair

Several employers have already implemented ‘no jab, no job’ policies into their organisations with compulsory vaccinations remaining a contentious issue for many. The care sector is a particular example in which it now has to […]

Cutting isolation pay for non-vaccinated staff

IKEA has recently been in the news for announcing that unvaccinated staff will not benefit from company sick pay if forced to isolate due to Covid exposure. They are the latest in a number of employers to […]

UK employment law spotlight – 2021 in review

As another unusual year draws to a close, you might believe that Covid has been the sole issue on everyone’s mind. However, we take a look at the key employment law developments of the past […]

Changes to SSP – 28 days of self-certification

It has long been established that employees may self-certify their sickness absence for 7 days, after which they must provide medical evidence to confirm that they are not fit for work so as to confirm […]

Employer considerations you must make in the run up to – and after – Christmas

As the UK gets set for more rules over the festive period – with ‘work from home where you can’ and avoiding close contact with others being the Government’s recent guidance – there are many organisations that […]

Coronavirus update – 9th December 2021

The Prime Minister confirmed yesterday that England will move to Plan B, following news that the Covid-19 Omicron variant is rapidly spreading. The main points (subject to Parliamentary approval) for customers to be aware of […]

Compulsory vaccines for NHS workers

Following on from the government legislating to require all care home workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID, it is expected that a similar law will be brought in for NHS workers. Charlotte Ashton, our […]

Making flexible working the default

The Government has launched a consultation on reforms to the current flexible working regime, which closes on 1 December 2021. The consultation paper references the challenges resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact on […]

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 […]

How to ensure performance does not slip when employees work from home

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant many employers have had to get used to home working where it might not have previously been an option. And, as April 2021 research by the CIPD states, 33% of employers agree […]