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Fire & rehire: Government consultation underway

The government has published a draft Code of Practice on fire and rehire, and a 12-week consultation period has commenced. Our employment law experts provide the latest updates. The draft code […]

Flexible working is becoming the default

Offering staff flexibility is a perk that appeals to many and helps maintain a happy, motivated workforce. Our employment law team introduce the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill, confirming that flexible […]

COVID-19: Is long covid a disability?

Our expert employment law team discuss the first case dealing with the status of long covid and what it means for employers. In Burke v Turning Point Scotland, the employment […]

Zero hours contracts: How will the ban on exclusivity clauses affect lower income workers?

Following a government decision to extend the ban on exclusivity clauses to lower income workers, our employment law team shares the latest information. In 2015, regulations were introduced to prevent […]

Government u-turns on off-payroll working rules

Today (17 October 2022), the new chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has announced that the government’s plan to scrap the IR35/off payroll working rules (as detailed just three weeks ago in September’s […]

Queen’s funeral bank holiday – what are employers’ obligations?

It was announced over the weekend that Monday 19 September will be an additional public holiday to mark the funeral of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Since this has, understandably, […]

A new gateway for pay equality

A recent case has paved the way for employers to be more transparent in identifying equal work and pay. For the first time, a tribunal has ordered a company to […]

Major Supreme Court ruling finds paid holiday for part-year workers cannot be pro-rated

On 20 July 2022, the Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeal’s earlier decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel that part-year workers should not have their paid holiday pro-rated. Here, […]

How does the Queen’s Speech 2022 impact employment law?

The Queen’s Speech was delivered by HRH the Prince of Wales on 10 March 2022, on the occasion of the opening of Parliament, setting out the priorities of the government […]

Self isolation rules end – what’s next for employers?

Thursday 24 February saw the end of all COVID self-isolation rules in England, meaning that there is now no legal requirement to isolate following a positive COVID test result. As […]

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