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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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Mindfulness & Mental Health Awareness

Mindfulness & Mental Health Awareness

In 2015, the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group (MAPPG) and the Mindfulness Initiative released the “Mindful Nation UK” report. This was the first time the Government openly took an interest in the phenomenon that is mindfulness. A key recommendation was that “The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) should demonstrate leadership in working with employers […]

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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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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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Workplace Covid Testing & Data Protection Considerations

Workplace Covid Testing & Data Protection Considerations

Organisations should avoid simply diving into workplace Covid testing or collection of home testing results without some real thought into the implications of it. This article will allow you to consider whether it’s really necessary and ensure you think about your data protection obligations. Any testing of COVID-19 or collection of any test results from […]

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