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UK employment law cases spotlight – May 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. Mendy v […]

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 […]

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 […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – July 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. Brightman v […]

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 […]

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 – advice following school closures

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. Schools and all childcare providers are […]

Bereavement leave – Jack’s Law

With the new Jack’s Law set to be introduced in April 2020 regarding paid time-off for bereavement, here is what it means for employers if the unthinkable happens. Senior solicitor, Rafia Ahmad, explains further… Historically, there […]

April 2019: Employment law changes

1. The government’s ‘Good work plan’, published in December 2018, made a commitment to increase the penalties for employers that repeatedly breach their employment law obligations. Tribunals have the power to impose a £5,000 ‘aggravated breach’ […]

Family Friendly Rights – What’s on the horizon?

Employees have a number of fundamental family friendly rights in the workplace. These include the right to maternity leave, paternity leave, shared parental leave and adoption leave. In addition, there are rights allowing time off […]

New Acas guidance – Supporting parents with ill or premature babies

New advice has been published today by Acas to assist employers in supporting staff who have given birth to premature or ill babies. There are over 95,000 premature or sick babies born each year in […]

What does the Taylor Review mean for HR?

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices (the Review) was published last week. Commissioned by Theresa May shortly after she became Prime Minister last summer, the independent review examined how employment practices need to change […]

Shared Parental Pay: Are we required to enhance ShPP if we offer enhanced maternity pay?

The answer is possibly – an Employment Tribunal has just upheld a claim of direct sex discrimination from a male employee who complained that he did not receive full pay during a period of shared parental leave, […]

Budget 2017 – what does HR need to know?

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, used yesterdays’ Spring Budget to launch a series of measures aimed at boosting technical skills and productivity and raising tax contributions from workers who are self-employed or who operate through limited […]