Employment Law Legislation Changes

  1. The New Year always brings a sense of excitement and time to plan for the coming months ahead, is your business HR ready? We look into 2022 and review some of the hot topics and key HR trends for the coming year. HR Trends & Covid There is no clear end to the Covid pandemic […]

  2. On 11th November 2021 amendments to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 came into force, mandating full vaccination of staff employed in registered care homes, unless they are exempt. The new rules also extend to any professionals visiting the homes, for example, inspectors, tradespeople, social workers and hairdressers. We review these recent amendments and […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]