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The Employment Bill got scrapped from the Queen’s Speech in May

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The government’s decision to scrap the Employment Bill from the Queen’s Speech at the State Opening of the Parliament on 10th of May was a big disappointment to the HR community. The long-awaited bill was initially promised to be delivered in the Queen’s Speech in 2019. The Financial Times reported that the new legislation has […]

Your employee rights during the pandemic

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The team at Manak Solicitors provide a guide to your rights… The COVID-19 pandemic has changed working life for a lot of people. Whether you’re still going to work but with new precautions in place, on furlough, or working from home full-time, things are very different to the norm. It’s a difficult time, but there […]

Can my employer make me get a Covid-19 vaccine?

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By Sarah Calderwood, Human Resources and Employment Lawyer at Slater Heelis This week has brought exciting advancements in the treatment of Covid-19 as the first Briton received the Pfizer vaccination. As the first 800,000 doses of the vaccine are rolled out in the coming weeks, the UK public is beginning to ask about their rights […]

Coronaphobia: Employees are refusing to come back to work

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Businesses across the UK who are making efforts to get back to work are facing a new uphill struggle – employees claiming stress and anxiety or are simply requesting outright to be furloughed for another three months. Workers who were furloughed back in April are being gradually invited back to work, although some are being […]

Are companies legally responsible for workers’ commutes?

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As some professionals begin to return to the workplace, Kate Hindmarsh, partner and head of the employment team at Langleys Solicitors shares her thoughts on what it means for businesses, and why employers should initiate discussions with workers as soon as possible. “Now that the lockdown is beginning to ease, the workforce is being asked to […]