HR Support

  1. In the Spring Budget 2021, Rishi Sunak set out several new measures intended to restart the UK’s economic recovery. Our Employment Law team have reviewed the key points affecting UK businesses and provide advice for employers. Rishi’s Budget 2021 | 3 Key Points 1. The Chancellor has promised an addition £44.3 billion in support measures […]

  2. The Supreme Court has handed down its long-awaited judgment in the case of Uber v Aslam & others. The decision means that these drivers are entitled to worker status rights including paid annual leave and the UK minimum wage. We review the long-running case and what this means for employers putting contracts in place. Background […]

  3. Generally, an employer shouldn’t be concerned too much with an employees outside of work conduct as everyone is entitled to a private life. But if an employee is charged with or convicted of a criminal offence, is it then a matter for the employer to get involved in? Can the employer discipline or take action […]

  4. If you are an employer facing the need to reduce staff for reason of redundancy, then depending on the numbers involved you need to comply with a defined statutory redundancy procedure covering consultation and timescales or you could face a heavy tribunal award against you. This applies no matter how genuine and inevitable the redundancy […]

  5. In everyday life people fall out, clash from time to time or just simply don’t get along so it’s no wonder that employers often experience this with their employees. Sometimes there doesn’t seem like a solution to the problem; if neither party is to blame as such, there’s no element of bullying etc. then what […]

  6. Following the announcements of the UK and devolved Governments of another period of lockdown, employers continue to face very uncertain times. Employers across multiple sectors are having to make some extremely tough decisions in the hope of surviving the coming months and ensuring any kind of viable future. In an attempt to reduce or mitigate […]

  7. In recent months those involved in HR at any level have been near monopolised by Covid, isolation, shielding, furlough and numerous other off-shoots of the pandemic. But some issues have not gone away including the very delicate and sensitive ones of miscarriage and still births and their practical impact on entitlement to maternity leave and […]

  8. In what was quite an unexpected development on 31st October 2020, the Prime Minister announced a four week national lockdown between 5 November and 2 December, and consequent Furlough Scheme extension (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme CJRS). It has now been confirmed as of 5 November 2020 that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will run until […]