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Unpaid Carers Leave | An Employers HR Guide

Unpaid Carers Leave | An Employers HR Guide

In 2020, the Government consulted on the introduction of new Carer’s Leave into workplaces to support employees with caring responsibilities. It seems likely that this will be passed into law but the timeframes are not yet clear. The current Government stance is that it will be implemented when ‘parliamentary time allows’ however it is useful […]

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What’s Happening with Fire and Rehire? Your Essential HR Guide

What’s Happening with Fire and Rehire? Your Essential HR Guide

Fire and rehire has been a hot topic this year and the latest instalment was the publication on November 11th of ACAS guidance on achieving contractual changes without employees being dismissed and rehired. What is Fire and Rehire? Fire and rehire is the term used to describe the practice where businesses dismiss their employees and […]

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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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Harassment and Constructive Dismissal Claims | An Employers Guide

Harassment and Constructive Dismissal Claims | An Employers Guide

A recent case has departed from previous authority when addressing harassment and constructive dismissal claims. In the case of Driscoll v V&P Global Ltd (2021), Ms Driscoll (the Claimant) was employed as an executive assistant by the Respondents for 4 months before she resigned from her post. Her reasons for the resignation were that the […]

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Reasonable Adjustment Advice & Guidance for Employers

Reasonable Adjustment Advice & Guidance for Employers

A question that frequently arises when a person can no longer do their job for health reasons and moves to a “lesser” role, is whether their pay should continue as it was or drop to the rate for the new job. When there is disability in the picture, which is usually the case, the question […]

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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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Right to Work Checks After Brexit

Right to Work Checks After Brexit

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, and the end of the transition period on 31st December 2021, employers may be wondering about their obligations around right to work checks for their European employees, and whether they need to carry out any additional checks. Whilst immigration and right to work checks are outside the […]

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An Employers Guide to Discrimination in the Workplace

An Employers Guide to Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in employment is a vast topic, and not one that can be examined in one article. What this article will seek to do is take a whistle-top tour through the topic, giving an overview of the legally defined forms of discrimination, how to recognise them, the impact a discrimination claim can have on your […]

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