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Mental Health at Work | An Essential Guide to Supporting your Staff

Mental Health at Work | An Essential Guide to Supporting your Staff

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 serves a timely reminder about mental health at work which is becoming all-too common as we navigate our way out of the Covid-19 pandemic. We still live in an age where people can be uncomfortable talking about how they feel, especially if they are suffering from low mood, or depression. […]

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Covid-19 Related Dismissals & Employment Tribunals

Covid-19 Related Dismissals & Employment Tribunals

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown up many workplace conflict scenarios where the parameters of what it is permissible for an employer to do are blurred, due in no small part to there being no relevant case law providing guidance. However, Employment Tribunal cases arising from Covid-19 related dismissals last year are now coming through to […]

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Sleep Ins & Calculating the National Minimum Wage

Sleep Ins & Calculating the National Minimum Wage

Last month, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment on the two joined cases of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad & Another which related to the thorny issue of ‘sleep ins’ and whether workers should be paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for the duration of the shift, or only for […]

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Contract of Employment | An Essential Guide for Employers

Contract of Employment | An Essential Guide for Employers

On 6 April 2020, certain changes were made to the information that must be given in a ‘section 1 statement’. This document is often referred to as a contract of employment or a written statement of particulars of employment. During this article, for ease, we will refer to the document as a ‘contract’. Prior to […]

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Employment Rights & Worker Status | Implications of Uber Judgement

Employment Rights & Worker Status | Implications of Uber Judgement

On Friday 19th February 2021, the Supreme Court finally handed down the judgment in the long running saga of Uber v Aslam & others. Our Employment Law team review why it’s a landmark case in relation to employment rights and worker status, and look at the implications for employers and businesses moving forward. Key Factors […]

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Shielding Guidance Changes & Managing Staff Absence

Shielding Guidance Changes & Managing Staff Absence

Public Health England and the Chief Medical Officer for Wales have issued shielding guidance that extremely clinically vulnerable employees will no longer be advised to shield from 1st April. It states that from this time, if an employee is unable to work from home, they should go to work. For those in Scotland, the advice […]

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Essential Guide to TUPE Regulations – Help & Advice for Employers

Essential Guide to TUPE Regulations – Help & Advice for Employers

We know that due to the complex nature of TUPE regulations it can be a challenge for employers to understand their legal obligations. Wirehouse advise our clients when TUPE is applicable and provide legal advice and support to ensure peace of mind that any agreements put in place protect their business interests. The Transfer of […]

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Refusal to Wear a Mask & Employment Tribunal Case

Refusal to Wear a Mask & Employment Tribunal Case

Over the past year, face masks have become part of normal daily life and it was only a matter of time before they became the focus of a workplace dispute. In the first such dispute of this kind to reach an employment tribunal, Kubilius v Kent Foods Ltd, found that a lorry driver was dismissed […]

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