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Freedom day? Guidance and issues for employers

Freedom day? Guidance and issues for employers

In preparation for the lifting of remaining COVID-19 restrictions next week, the Government has published updated workplace guidance reflecting the me ...

Changes to the furlough scheme from 1 July 2021 – what you need to know

Changes to the furlough scheme from 1 July 2021 – what you need to know

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is due to end on 30 September 2021.  As we reported in March, in order to phase out the scheme as we approach the ...

COVID-19 vaccinations to become mandatory for care staff

COVID-19 vaccinations to become mandatory for care staff

Yesterday afternoon, Matt Hancock confirmed to Parliament that COVID-19 vaccinations are to become compulsory for staff in care homes in England. Cons ...

Asda v Brierley – Supreme Court judgment

Asda v Brierley – Supreme Court judgment

The Supreme Court today delivered its judgment on a fundamental legal issue in the multiple equal pay claims brought by Asda employees. The essence of ...

Supreme Court rules that Sleep-in workers not entitled to national minimum wage for entirety of shift

Supreme Court rules that Sleep-in workers not entitled to national minimum wage for entirety of shift

The Supreme Court has this morning (19 March) handed down its much anticipated judgment in the joined cases of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake ...

Public Sector exit payments – cap on £95k revoked

Public Sector exit payments – cap on £95k revoked

The Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations have been in force since 4 November 2020.  They provide that any relevant authority must no ...

COVID-19 Vaccine: Can employers require employees to be vaccinated? - Health and Social Care

COVID-19 Vaccine: Can employers require employees to be vaccinated? - Health and Social Care

Health and social care workers are likely to welcome being vaccinated against COVID-19 given the risks posed to themselves, their colleagues and patie ...

COVID-19 Vaccine: Can employers require employees to be vaccinated?

COVID-19 Vaccine: Can employers require employees to be vaccinated?

If you are a Health and Social Care Professional please read this article. As the COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out across the country many employe ...

Extension of furlough scheme

Extension of furlough scheme

 The Government announced yesterday that it is extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) until the end of April 2021. (It had originally b ...

Collective redundancies – ECJ decision on reference period

Collective redundancies – ECJ decision on reference period

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed in UQ v Marclean Technologies SLU  that in deciding if the threshold for collective redundancy consu ...