Employment Law

Restrictive Covenants: What Employers need to know

In today's dynamic business environment, employers often rely on an array of legal tools to protect their business interests. Among these tools are Restrictive Covenants, which have recently undergone significant scrutiny and changes in UK employment law. In this article, we explore the different restrictive [...]

By |2023-11-30T12:10:52+00:00November 30th, 2023|

Changes to the law on Disclosure of Criminal Convictions to an Employer

On 28th October 2023, section 193 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 came into force.  This new legislation reduces the time period before criminal convictions become spent and are no longer legally required to be declared to an employer. In this article, [...]

By |2023-11-20T18:00:26+00:00November 20th, 2023|

New Law to give Employees a greater say over their Working Patterns

On 18th September 2023, the Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023 was passed by Parliament.  This introduces a new statutory right for employees to request more predictable working patterns.  In this article we look at why the new rules are coming in, who will [...]

By |2023-09-29T14:39:42+01:00September 29th, 2023|

New Employment Law Protection for Parents and Carers

Three new pieces of employment legislation that will give parents and carers new protections at work received Royal Assent on 24 May 2023.  In this article, we look at the new rules and protections that will be introduced, who will benefit and what employers will [...]

By |2023-06-06T17:04:29+01:00June 5th, 2023|

Employers – Do you have a Bad Weather policy?

As we approach the middle of winter and the unpredictable weather that brings, there will inevitably be days when the roads and transport network struggle to cope with the weather conditions.  When that happens some employees will find themselves unable to get to work and employers [...]

By |2023-02-03T18:12:48+00:00February 3rd, 2023|

An Employer’s Guide to Christmas Part Three: Managing Leave

Updated for 2021 is our 3-part Employers' Guide to Christmas.  This is the time of year that can have a massive impact on businesses; either with an increased demand for products and services, or a winding down as focus shifts in your industry.  With the added [...]

By |2021-12-23T10:34:57+00:00December 22nd, 2021|

An Employer’s Guide to Christmas Part Two: Disciplinary Issues

Updated for 2021 is our 3-part Employers' Guide to Christmas.  For most, the festive season is a time for fun and jokes; but to keep the celebrations hassle free, it's important for employers to communicate expectations among staff to prevent any potential employment law issues or [...]

By |2021-12-16T12:55:01+00:00December 16th, 2021|

An Employer’s Guide to Christmas Part One: The Office Party

Updated for 2021 is our 3-part Employers' Guide to Christmas.  Whilst the recent announcement by Prime Minister Boris Johnson recommended employees work from home where possible, he said Christmas parties should still go ahead, stating: “On Christmas parties, we don’t want people to cancel such events.  [...]

By |2021-12-16T12:46:56+00:00December 1st, 2021|

Government Employment Updates from 24 March 2020

This Tuesday’s guidance was predominantly based upon the requirements and workings of the NHS, with the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, chairing the briefing. The main highlight was a new hospital is due to be opened within the ExCeL Centre, and confirmation that retired [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:21:08+01:00March 25th, 2020|
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