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Employment

Flexibility from Day One

The Government has announced plans to introduce legislation permitting a right for ALL employees, to request flexible working from day one of their engagement.

Employment

Playing the Long Game

New research indicates Long Covid is far more prevalent than we had estimated. What are the implications and how should employers respond?

Employment

The Final Furlough

We look at two recent tribunal cases that highlight the potential risks faced for businesses in making furlough related decisions.

Employment

Will it Pay to Stay Remote?

With high profile employers stating workers who opt to work from home could see reduced pay, we look at the reality, practicality and legality of such decision making in the UK.

Employment

Universal Credit

The Government plans to remove the £20 per week uplift for those receiving universal credit from October. We investigate the impact of the removal of this covid-19 related benefit bonus, which affects 2.3m in work.

Employment

Mentoring on the Rise

Changes in working patterns due to Covid-19 led to a significant increase in mental health and wellbeing issues. Increasingly employers are looking to engage a variety of initiatives to support their staff as working from home continues. One very effective option is to introduce or broaden mentoring programmes. We look at the subject in greater detail, what exactly is mentoring and how can it help your organisation?

Employment

Farewell, Furlough – Are Your Plans in Place?

The Government’s furlough scheme is set to end 30th September so we thought it might be a good time to look at the implications, options and why we believe planning now, if not already undertaken is essential for employers.

Employment

Sweet Injustice

Unfair dismissal finding for Nestle worker sacked over “a bit of banter” – we unwrap the lessons for employers form this case.

Employment

For a ha’porth of tar the ship was lost or penny wise pound foolish

How many of you recruit someone for £30,000 - £50,000 or more. You go through first and second interviews, maybe you pay a recruitment agent.  You have proper “on boarding” processes as they are now called. But then what do you rely upon?

Employment

Gig Economy, Uber-Hero to Uber-Villain?

The recent ruling handed down by the UK Supreme Court, Uber vs Aslam, has already created a tsunami of “like” claims. Unsurprisingly fellow gig workers engaged by Uber since 2015 are now coming forward to recover compensation for minimum wage and holiday pay.

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