The recent Twitter debacle has shone a useful spotlight on the increase in “fire and rehire” tactics. In the unlikely case that you missed the news, Elon Musk celebrated his acquisition of Twitter by firing around 3,700 employees. The mass cull was swiftly followed by offers of re-employment for some, apparently because Musk realised their[…]
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Sunset on Employment Rights? The Government’s forthcoming “Retained EU Law Bill” has the potential to seriously alter the course of UK employment law, directly affecting 313 laws derived from the EU. If any of this legislation is not “restated, replaced or revoked” by the end of 2023 – the so-called “sunset clause” – it will[…]
As part of the Government’s initiative to create more inclusive work environments it has invested in a new online service to help employers support workers who have disabilities and long-term health conditions. A test version of the online service is currently available here. The new service will be updated and improved over the next three[…]
UK employers are very much aware of the benefits of employing foreign nationals and the talents and skills they can bring to the workplace, but they also need to be aware of the strict Home Office rules intended to prevent exploitation and illegal immigration, and the legal duty employers have to ensure that any prospective[…]
The Government has issued useful Guidance for employers concerning the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II which will take place on Monday 19 September 2022. It can be accessed here
September Update: Zero Hour Contracts Report; Seasonal Worker Scheme ; Changes to Strike Rules and IR35 changes on the horizon.
With the new administration under the leadership of Ms Liz Truss changes may be afoot in employment law to deal with the ongoing pressures on workers and employers alike as we enter what is likely to be a difficult winter. Here we discuss a few areas which are currently in focus. Report on Zero Hours[…]
Times are hard and businesses change. Maybe there’s been a fall off in a particular line of work, a physical move, new equipment or ways of doing things differently that mean it isn’t viable to keep employing certain staff members. In order to stay efficient and cost effective, you may have to face the possibility[…]
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Employment Law Update August Courts rule against 12.07% calculation for part time holiday pay The Supreme Court have ruled that the 5.6 weeks’ annual leave entitlement under the Working Time Regulations 1998 should not be reduced pro rata for staff who do not work standardised hours. (Harpur Trust v Brazel  UKSC 21 (20 July[…]