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More UK job adverts require candidates to have the Covid-19 vaccine

2022-02-24

Recent figures show the number of UK job adverts requiring jobseekers to have received the covid-19 vaccine has increased by 189% over the past 3

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Flexible working claims brought to tribunals doubled in 2020/2021

2022-02-24

Research conducted by GQ|Littler found the number of claims brought to employment tribunals relating to flexible working doubled in the past year, with an increase

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Employers must provide suitable PPE to employees and workers from 6 April 2022

2022-02-24

On 6 April 2022, the Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 will come into force. The amended regulations will require employers to provide

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Tribunal claims based on health and safety concerns have tripled

2022-02-24

The number of employment tribunal claims based on health and safety concerns has tripled in the past year. According to figures obtained via a freedom

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Care worker fairly dismissed for unreasonably refusing the Covid-19 vaccine

2022-02-24

In January 2021, a small nursing home decided that due to the situation and the conditions of the pandemic at the time, they would require

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Fines in Wales for not working from home

2021-12-21

From 20 December 2021, the Welsh Government has made it a legal requirement that people in Wales can be fined £60 if they do not

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Period to self-certify temporarily extended to 28 days

2021-12-20

Ordinarily, employees who are entitled to receive statutory sick pay can self-certify their sickness absence for the first 7 days. During this time,

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Tribunal claims for dismissals at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic

2021-11-30

Two recent claims brought to the employment tribunal are based on dismissals that took place at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the first case,

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Morrisons will stop paying sick pay to staff who refuse to be COVID-19 vaccinated

2021-11-30

On October 1, the government announced that all adults had now been offered the opportunity to be double vaccinated against Covid-19. As a result, Morrisons

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Care home workers to self-certify their medical exemption from a Covid vaccine

2021-11-30

In September 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) proposed it will introduce a temporary system which will enable care home workers or

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Covid-19 survey reveals that 70% of employers will require a fully vaccinated workplace

2021-11-30

The following results were obtained from Indeed Flex’s recent survey of 400 HR directors:

70% of employers stated they would introduce a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy

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Read more about this blog post - Automatic unfair dismissal for raising COVID concerns

Automatic unfair dismissal for raising COVID concerns

2021-09-23

Mr Gibson, the claimant, worked as a chef in a restaurant that was temporarily closed following the first COVID-19 lockdown When Mr Gibson

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Read more about this blog post - Guidance for Employers - Covid Vaccination Policy

Guidance for Employers - Covid Vaccination Policy

2021-06-24

Click here to read our information on Covid Vaccinations for Employers.

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Read more about this blog post - COVID: Dealing with employees who holiday abroad

COVID: Dealing with employees who holiday abroad

2021-06-11

Who is required to quarantine?

From 17 May 2021, red, amber and green list rules apply when entering the Country from overseas, imposing three levels of

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Read more about this blog post - The importance of preparing a Power of Attorney

The importance of preparing a Power of Attorney

2021-03-30

"Kate Garraway’s heart-breaking story of her husband Derek’s year-long battle with Covid has been made even more complicated by the lack of legal protection she

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COVID-19 employment implications of vaccination

2021-02-25

Click here to read our comprehensive Q&A on Covid vaccinations.

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Can I force my employees to have the vaccine?

2021-01-03

The debate on whether to make the new COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for the public at large, not just employees, is a global one and different

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Coronavirus - Relief for Commercial Tenants?

2021-01-01

In what are unprecedented and uncertain times for us all, the government has included in the Coronavirus Act 2020, which received Royal Assent on 25

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Coronavirus -  What happens if your business cannot perform a contract?

2021-01-01

Over recent days, we have seen a surge in enquiries from businessowners worried about the impact of Coronavirus on their business. A typical question we

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Key Employment Law Issues

2021-01-01

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Key Employment Law Issues

This blog looks at the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for employers. The advice is accurate as at 28 July 2020. Specific legal

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The Coronavirus Act – What it means for residential landlords and tenants

2021-01-01

The Coronavirus Act – What it means for residential landlords and tenants

Click here to read our guidance.

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Lay off and short time working

2021-01-01

In light of the current economic climate, we recognise that business requirements may be affected and steps may need to be taken to reduce employee

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Furloughed Workers

2021-01-01

On 20 March 2020, the government announced new measures to help employees.

A new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme where all employers, regardless of size or sector,

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COVID-19: emerging from lockdown and returning to work

2021-01-01

As the country starts to emerge from lockdown, employers need to start to prepare for a phased return to work. Employers should be prepared to

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Coronavirus – Important Development for Companies and their Directors

2021-01-01

On Saturday 28 March 2020 UK Business Secretary Alok Sharma announced temporary changes to the insolvency rules to assist businesses that were facing difficulty in

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Coronavirus - Commercial Leases

2021-01-01

The government has introduced measures to support business tenants adversely affected by coronavirus to prevent landlords from forfeiting leases for rent arrears thereby forcing a

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COVID-19: workplace health and safety

2021-01-01

Click here to read our latest health and safety guidance in relation to employing staff during the pandemic

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Covid and Data Protection

2021-01-01

Click here to read our latest blog on data protection issues related to the current Coronavirus pandemic

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Coronavirus Travel Advice

2021-01-01

Click here to read our latest blog and find out what pay is an employee who is quarantined on return from overseas

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Covid-19 – Job Support Scheme

2021-01-01

The JSS was originally announced on 24 September 2020 as a scheme to support viable jobs in businesses facing reduced demand over the winter months

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Furlough – November 2020 – What we know so far…

2021-01-01

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), remains available to businesses as of 1 November and will be open until December.

The Government will pay 80% of

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COVID-19: £495,000 furlough fraud arrest made

2020-10-23

Recently, Police have made an arrest in Solihull in connection with a man on suspicion of defrauding the government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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Homeworking: FAQs

2020-05-26

Since the start of lock-down many businesses have diversified to allow their staff to work from home.  Although lock-down is being relaxed in England, the

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