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Employment Law Changes Upcoming for 2022

Employment Law Changes Upcoming for 2022

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there have been significantly fewer developments in the field of HR and Employment Law than in previous years, with several initiatives, such as some recommendations of the Good Work Plan, postponed indefinitely. However, as the country edges closer to normality, it is expected that we will see some Employment Law […]

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Unvaccinated Workers in Care Homes – What Employers Need to Know

Unvaccinated Workers in Care Homes – What Employers Need to Know

Following on from our previous article where we discussed new legislation being brought in by the Government making it unlawful for workers to enter care homes who have not received both vaccinations from 11th November 2021 onwards, we review what practical steps employers should be taking relating to unvaccinated workers. This is not limited to […]

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Compulsory Vaccination Legislation & Care Home Workers

Compulsory Vaccination Legislation & Care Home Workers

As of 11th November 2021, compulsory vaccination legislation * will come into force requiring that anyone aged 18 years and over who is working in a care home must have had the full course of coronavirus vaccinations, unless they have a medical exemption. Care homes in England must ensure they are adhering to the legislation […]

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Can Employers Require Staff to have a Covid-19 Vaccination?

Can Employers Require Staff to have a Covid-19 Vaccination?

On June 16th, 2021, the then Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, confirmed to Parliament that COVID-19 vaccinations are to become compulsory for staff in care homes in England. It is important to note that as the law stands today it is still not possible for an employer to require staff to have a […]

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Furlough Scheme Update | Changes to the Government Job Retention Scheme

Furlough Scheme Update | Changes to the Government Job Retention Scheme

As we head towards July, it is worth noting that the Government funded Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) is about to be reduced, despite current ‘restrictions’ remaining in place until 19th July 2021. We review the current scheme and provide an Furlough Scheme update for employers. Furlough Scheme Update Although the scheme will continue to […]

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Self Isolation Guidance | What to do when employees need to self isolate?

Self Isolation Guidance | What to do when employees need to self isolate?

With the current traffic light system in place for travelling abroad, most Brits will have to self-isolate at home or quarantine in a hotel when they return. As this is generally for 10 days dependent on the country and whether it’s in red, amber or green, it’s important to keep an eye on the changing […]

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Flexible Working Request | Essential HR Advice for Employers

Flexible Working Request | Essential HR Advice for Employers

With the success of the Covid vaccination programme, there is hope on the horizon that life may soon be back to some form of normality. From 17th May 2021 further restrictions were lifted, however the Government are still advising that if an employee can work from home, they should. The Government will adress the next […]

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Automatic Unfair Dismissal Claims | Key Guidance for Employers

Automatic Unfair Dismissal Claims | Key Guidance for Employers

A recent case sheds some light on actions an employer could take, where an employee claims health and safety risks and is refusing to work. The first important point to mention is that the employee could only claim automatic unfair dismissal if he did not have the required length of service to bring an ordinary […]

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