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  1. Workplace bullying and harassment are serious issues that can have a massive impact on an individual’s emotional and physical health, employee morale and performance, and a business’s reputation. Consequently, it’s vital that employers and those in positions of responsibility understand the difference between bullying and harassment and are able to recognise relevant behaviours, put in […]

  2. On Friday 29th May, the Government outlined the latest update to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), and provided details on the tapering of the scheme which will allow workers to return to work on a part time basis. It will also require employers to contribute towards furloughed workers’ wages after 1st August. The CJRS […]

  3. As businesses begin the process of re-opening sites and offices, we are receiving an increasing number of queries regarding employees and their refusal to work. The reasons offered are myriad – some employees feel that using public transport places them at too much risk, some are living with vulnerable parents, whilst other simply do not […]

  4. With an increasing number of businesses becoming operational again and with an end to the furlough scheme in sight in the not very distant future, the issue of covid and sick pay, sickness absence, sickness-related absence and entitlement to SSP will be at the forefront for many employers. Covid and Sick Pay | What is […]

  5. HMRC have now resolved ambiguities regarding annual leave in the time of coronavirus once and for all with a new piece of guidance which specifically address holiday pay and entitlement. The guidance which expands upon the very brief information previously provided by HMRC, confirms both that annual leave can be taken without interrupting the period […]

  6. The Government have now set out their plans to ease the lockdown, one of which was to actively encourage the nation to return to work where it is safe to do so – if the work cannot be done from home. Many UK employers will already have been considering strategies for re-opening and recalling employees […]

  7. Despite many UK businesses still being affected by lockdown restrictions, this can’t be used as an excuse to bypass the rules or cut corners when it comes to Disciplinary and Grievance procedures. Aside from some specific amendments to legislation as a response to the outbreak, unless advised otherwise officially by the Government, the law remains […]

  8. The Law Commission has recently conducted an employment tribunal review and has published its report on the tribunal structure, putting forward a series of 23 recommendations. Whilst some points are rather niche and will have limited impact on the vast amount of claims, there are some points which will have widespread impact on businesses and […]