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Temporary reintroduction of Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

As part of its £1 billion support package for businesses, the Government has reintroduced the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme for small and medium-sized employers. The subject of sick pay […]

When is a post-termination restriction unreasonable?

Post-termination restrictions are a constant source of debate and controversy. It is often unclear whether they are enforceable, and in late 2020 the government ran a consultation on reforming post-termination […]

New government guidance on compulsory vaccination for care home staff

The government has released guidance on the new regulations requiring all staff working in care homes in England to be vaccinated against coronavirus (unless medically exempt) from 11 November 2021. […]

Flexible working: New government consultation planned

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of working life as we know it, from compulsory PPE in the workplace, socially distanced seating arrangements or the requirement to work from […]

IR35 and the off-payroll working rules

IR35: The (delayed) new off-payroll working rules apply from 6 April 2021 Traditionally, contractors like being self-employed because they pay reduced National Insurance contributions, and are able to set various […]

Asda – the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on ‘common terms’

A Supreme Court case involving supermarket ASDA has thrown equal pay claims into the spotlight. There has been much media coverage about the Supreme Court decision in the equal pay […]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance & updates

Employment lawyers Matthew Clayton and Jenny Hawrot summarise the latest developments on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to emerge. Thursday 1 July 2021 The furlough scheme is due to close at […]

Discrimination: The latest developments in employment law

A recent case has highlighted how important it is for employers to regularly refresh their staff equality and diversity training. In Allay v Gehlen, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) had […]

No jab, no job: Can employers require workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 has created many challenges for employers. Between the sudden need to accommodate homeworking and the introduction of furlough, most employers have had to make changes to their working practices. […]

Your business post-Brexit: What has changed & what should you do now?

On Christmas Eve, the nation was informed that the UK and EU had struck a Brexit deal. The transition period is now over, and a clearer picture of the future […]

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