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Can an employer dismiss an employee for failing to wear a face mask?

12 March 2021

A recent tribunal has thrown into question whether an employer can dismiss an employee for failing to wear a face mask. Do your policies need updating?

What does Brexit mean for workforce data processing obligations?

26 February 2021

In 2018 the UK implemented the GDPR under the Data Protection Act 2018. Now the UK is no longer an EU member state, does Brexit create any potential issues for employers’ workforce data processing obligations?

Are your HR and payroll systems ready for the change to NLW for 23 and 24 year olds?

26 February 2021

From 1 April 2021, National Minimum Wage rates will increase and there will be a reduction in the age of workers eligible for the National Living Wage. How will you ensure you are compliant?

Uber difficult: is a statutory employment test increasingly likely?

23 February 2021

Recent court and tribunal decisions in relation to Uber drivers and television presenter Kaye Adams have shone fresh light on the misalignment of the employment, legal and tax treatment of people in work. Government promises to address this with an Employment Bill in December 2019 came to nothing. We hope the Chancellor will address this by proposing a statutory employment test in the Budget on 3 March, but we’re not holding our breath.

Employment Matters - Legal: Spring update webinar

19 February 2021

Our employment legal webinar will cover recent cases, holiday pay, employment contracts, data subject access requests, and Brexit.

Uber drivers are workers but where does that leave the statutory employment status test now?
Carolyn Brown

19 February 2021

The Supreme Court has today decided that Uber drivers are workers, ending a multiyear court case and confirming that Uber drivers are entitled to worker’s rights including holiday pay and national minimum wage.

Job Retention Bonus (now removed)

06 November 2020

On Wednesday 5 November the Chancellor announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was extended to 31 March 2021.

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Job Support Scheme (now removed)

05 November 2020

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced details of the Job Support Scheme which aims to help employers pay their employees wages. Contact us for more information.

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What should employers consider when the workforce returns?

27 October 2020

On 10 May 2020 the Government began to outline its plans to enable certain sectors in England to return to work for those that can’t work from home. So what should employers consider when the workforce returns?

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Beyond the job retention scheme: what are the legal considerations?

27 October 2020

The Government has announced its roadmap for lifting the lockdown and issued guidance on re-opening the workplace. Here we explore some of the employment legal issues you will need to navigate.

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