Many employers will be in no doubt that the pandemic has caused a permanent shift towards flexible, remote and hybrid working. We have all seen how many roles can be performed in ways which pre-pandemic would have been viewed at with great caution, if not suspicion. Time off and flexible working has been a much[…]
Important changes in the field of employment law are on the horizon – points to look out for in 2022.
Important changes in the field of employment law are on the horizon – these are our employment law points to look out for in 2022. A new Employment Bill was announced in the 2019 Queen’s Speech. The Bill was delayed due to government capacity being focused on the COVID19 pandemic. However, the government has confirmed[…]
‘At some point, many businesses will receive a tribunal claim against them from an employee, former employee or even an applicant,’ says Zoe Lagadec. ‘Although a tribunal claim can seem daunting, knowing what to expect could help you defend the claim as effectively as possible.’ Zoe runs through what happens at the start of the[…]
Now is a time of transition as employees return to the workplace either on a hybrid basis or for all their working time. ‘Employers need to keep in mind the impact of this shift on any employees’ disabilities,’ says Zoe Lagadec. The impact of the pandemic on some of your employees’ health may only[…]
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If an employee goes off sick on or after 10 December 2021, up to and including 26 January 2022, you cannot ask them for proof of sickness until they have been off for 28 days or more. It is believed that the self-certification period has been increased from 7 to 28 days, for this period, to alleviate the[…]
Employment policies and procedures: time for a refresh? Many businesses are now at the stage where they have planned their longer-term working arrangements for staff who may be office-based, remote working, or a hybrid arrangement. Some of the changes to working practices which were introduced ‘on the hoof’ as businesses adapted to the pandemic may[…]
Menopause in the Workplace The impact of menopause in the workplace is increasingly under the spotlight. The number of working women reaching the usual age to go through the menopause has significantly increased in recent years. Menopausal women are the fastest growing demographic in the workforce. Almost eight out of 10 of menopausal women[…]
Rental Payments for Uniform and Equipment should be deducted for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage
The EAT recently decided that rental payments made by a taxi driver to hire his vehicle and uniform should be deducted when calculating whether he had been paid the national minimum wage (NMW) . Both payments were “in connection with his employment”, as required under the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015. The fact that the[…]