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If you’re planning to get staff back to the office in 2021, you may be wondering where you stand with making the Covid-19 vaccine, testing or mask wearing mandatory. We answer those questions…
A recent study has found employees are feeling increasingly anxious, working longer hours and taking fewer sick days over a three-month period.
As you will be aware, the Job Retention Scheme (JRS, furlough) is now continuing to run throughout winter and into 2021. But where are we now, in December 2020?
Is veganism a philosophical belief and therefore a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010? The Employment Judge in Casamitjana Costa v League Against Cruel Sports said yes, it is.
2020 has been unpredictable for everyone and if you normally pay bonuses at this time you may be feeling that you may not be in a position to do that this year. However, where does that leave you if there is a contractual right to a bonus?
The Brexit transition period is coming to an end. During the transition period the UK continued to apply EU laws, but from 1 January 2021 this will change. What do you need to know about?
Following an announcement from the government on 5 November 2020 and extra detail on 10 November 2020, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) – ‘furlough’ – has been extended until 31 March 2021.
Employers will have to review their plans after it was announced that nation would have a lockdown until 2 December 2020 and that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough) will be extended until the end of March 2021.
The recent high-profile dismissal of McDonald’s Chief Executive in the United States of America for having a consensual relationship with three female colleagues has raised some eyebrows.
The furlough scheme has been a lifesaver for many businesses and their staff, but it did involve some difficult decisions and led to some unexpected reactions impacting on team dynamics and morale.
On 22 September 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation on the latest on the Covid-19 pandemic following a spike in cases across the country. New guidance on working from home has caused confusion for many. Here is a Q&A guide on what it all means.
Unless you have decided to change your model to working from home then flexible working requests are likely to become more commonplace if you are asking staff to return to work in the office.
We’ve noticed an increase in complaints being made to clients after an employee hands in their resignation notice, sometimes by leaving negative messages on social media platforms. It’s clear we are operating in a more a more litigious culture so employers don’t want to be caught on the back foot. But how should you approach complaints from employees after they resign?
What should employers do about the quarantine rules when employees are arriving back from holiday?
Employees have a number of rights which must be addressed and accommodated during redundancy, depending on how long they have worked for the business.
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