Employment Law

Employers – Do you have a Bad Weather policy?

With the recent announcement that from 31 January 2022 work from home advice will be lifted, many businesses are preparing to re-open their office space and welcome back their workforce.  As the weather turns to bleak mid-winter mode and the roads and transport network struggle to [...]

By |2022-02-15T14:12:32+00:00January 27th, 2022|

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|

The National Living Wage will rise by more than four times the rate of inflation in April 2020

The government has announced a 6.2% increase in the National Living Wage (NLW) in April 2020 with what they say is the “largest cash increase ever”. 2.8 million full time workers will receive an extra £920 annually that will help with the rising cost of living. [...]

By |2020-03-17T14:40:16+00:00February 4th, 2020|

Shared Parental Leave versus Maternity and Paternity Leave

Shared Parental leave was introduced in April 2015 with the goal of helping families split the 50 remaining weeks of leave and 37 remaining weeks of pay after having a new baby.  The legislation was not straightforward and there were predictions of nightmares for employers trying [...]

By |2021-12-15T14:43:16+00:00January 6th, 2020|
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