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Samuel Phillips Law Blog

Tag: employment law


Fire and Re-Hire – Update

Following the mass outcry from the business community, politicians and unions over P&O Ferries’ recent treatment of over 800 employees, the Government department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) stated it would be introducing a new Statutory Code of Practice. 


WFH Salary Sacrifice

A law firm recently announced that staff who wished to work from home would be subject to a 20% reduction in pay. We explore the pros and cons of such a move.


Liberté, Égalité et Immunity?

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has recently ruled against a French security guard preventing him from bringing proceedings against his own government whilst employed in the UK.


P&O Ferries – Charting Stormy Seas

Weeks after the shock loss of 786 jobs, P&O’s dramatic approach to managing redundancy remains headline news. We look at the very latest position and outline the correct process


Annual Update to Statutory Pay Scales and Tribunal Awards

April 2022 – £££ All Change. The annual update of the statutory pay rates and awards.


The Reality of Virtual Work

Why we need to start thinking about employee actions and appearance in the Metaverse. With moves by Facebook, Google and Microsoft to “landgrab” digital space purpose built for a virtual World we explore the very real prospect of managing risks associated with the technology.


Suspension Pending Investigation

We look at the “What, Why, When and How” of suspending an employee pending an investigation.


Putting an ESG in Place

An outline of the key steps to take in establishing your Environmental Social and Governance policy.


Platinum Party for All?

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee introduces another bank holiday to the calendar. Question is, will your employees be entitled to take the day off on full pay?


Employment Law Changes for 2022

We look at what’s certain and what may happen in 2022.

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