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  1. Come April 2024, there are a number of changes to employment law we need to consider. Firstly, the additional protection given to a pregnant employee at risk of redundancy and the second the changes to the flexible working procedure. Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Act 2023 This legislation introduces significant changes to redundancy protections, as […]

  2. March 2024 Employment Law Updates Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023 – Statutory Code of Practice to be published to support with the Act. The Guidance is expected to be a support for new rules on tips, gratuities and service charges, to ensure tips are paid to employees without deductions and in a fair and […]

  3. While there is no legal requirement to carry out a return to work discussion following an employee’s absence, there are numerous benefits in doing so. Such discussions are an important part of absence management and ensuring managers are aware of any issues potentially affecting a staff member’s ability to carry out their role effectively. In […]

  4. On 4th October 2023 the Supreme Court provided its findings on Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and another v Agnew and others. The case dealt with the issue of how far back an employee could claim for backdated holiday pay. Such a claim can be brought against an employer as a […]

  5. What is Unauthorised Absence? Put simply, unauthorised absence is classified as when an employee fails to come to work without notifying the employer. Approach to Unauthorised Absence? There can be many different reasons for the unauthorised absence of an employee (otherwise known as being absent without leave – AWOL). Some may be deliberate; others may […]

  6. An alarming report hit the headlines this week in relation to sexual harassment in the workplace. The report revealed that one in three female surgeons working in the NHS who responded to the research said they have been sexually assaulted and two thirds of respondents said they have been sexually harassed by colleagues. The report […]

  7. The world of work has undergone a significant transformation over recent years, mainly due to advancements in technology, changing employee expectations, and let us not forget the global shift prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the most major changes is the rise of the hybrid working model, which is a flexible approach that combines remote […]