Experts have warned of an increased risk of litigation, as the number of redundancies are expected to rise when the furlough scheme ends in September. Outplacement specialist Renovo has called on businesses to be mindful of how they conduct the redundancy process and to provide support for those made redundant quickly, in order to decrease […]
Employers ‘could face more tribunals’ when the furlough scheme ends
The Challenges of Managing a Partially Vaccinated Workforce
By Daniel Parker, Associate at Winckworth Sherwood… The rapid development of a number of coronavirus vaccines has offered us a sign of hope that the end of the current pandemic may be in sight. However, just as those who have been fortunate enough to receive the vaccine have been urged to continue exercising caution, employers […]
How you can prepare for proposed employment law changes
Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic have stalled employment law changes in recent years, but some of these could be resurrected in 2021. To help employers prepare and avoid any surprises, XpertHR has outlined seven proposed employment law changes that HR professionals should have on their radar: Strengthening workplace sexual harassment laws Following the #MeToo movement, the government […]
Can employers only hire new workers who have been vaccinated?
Advice by Alan Price, CEO of BrightHR… Various companies across the UK have said they will consider only making hires if the individual has been vaccinated, prompting whether this is discriminatory. The first thing that employers should bear in mind is that getting a vaccine for Covid-19 has not been made compulsory by the Government, […]
Drug testing: what employers need to know
Some useful advice by Andrew Willis, Head of Legal at Croner Over the weekend, Conservative London mayoral candidate, Shaun Bailey called for every business in the capital with more than 250 employees to sign up to a drug-testing charter – routinely checking, with the results being made public. Mr Bailey said this would help to […]
43% of UK business owners ‘not confident’ in making redundancies in line with the law
43% of UK business owners are not confident they could make redundancies in line with the law, according to a survey carried out by BrightHR. With a third of UK organisations expected to cut jobs in the next quarter of 2020, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook, the firm says its results are a […]
New law ensures full redundancy payments to furloughed employees
Furloughed employees who are then made redundant will receive redundancy pay based on their normal wage, under new laws being brought in by the government. Throughout the pandemic, the government has urged businesses to do right by their employees and pay those being made redundant based on their normal wage, rather than their furlough pay, […]
Coronavirus: The employment laws your business needs to know
There have been unprecedented impacts on employees’ rights during this coronavirus pandemic, including the right to health and safety and the right to be paid. Alex Monaco, Founder of Monaco Solicitors and the first ever Employee Rights Day, explains the key laws your business needs to be aware of… What is the furlough scheme? The […]
What leave and flexible working are parents entitled to during the pandemic?
Advice by Kate Palmer, Associate Director of Advisory at Peninsula With many children set to remain out of school for some time, employers who are trying to return to normal may see an increase in parents struggling with childcare. To this end, they must be familiar with the rights that working parents have. Denying employees […]
What do the UK travel quarantine rules mean for employers and employees?
by Alan Price, employment law expert and CEO of BrightHR As an extension to the current rules on self-isolation, a new requirement will see people having to spend 14 days in quarantine after travelling into the UK from another country. This measure is expected to come into place from 8 June 2020, despite receiving criticism […]