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‘No jab, no job’ recruitment is legal says justice secretary

Justice secretary Robert Buckland has said only enlisting new staff once they had been inoculated was possible if it was written into their contracts.

Brexit: Which EU employment rules could be up for review?

17 Feb 2021

Although the government's review of employment rights has been shelved, which laws could it seek to amend in theory?

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Employee surveillance: getting the balance right

22 Jan 2021

Labour has called for greater protections for workers whose employers use software to monitor activity while working from home –...

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Covid-19: Should employers grant time off for vaccinations?

20 Jan 2021

Following the news that public-facing workers including teachers, police officers and retail staff could soon be offered Covid-19 vaccinations, Sean...

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Brexit and UK employment law

20 Jan 2021

Now that the UK and the EU have agreed on the position of the UK post-Brexit, HR is left wondering...

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Vaccinations: Why employers need to consider religion and belief

4 Jan 2021

Many aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic divide opinion in the workforce, and vaccines are a hot topic at the moment....

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Damned if you do, damned if you don’t: Seasonal workers and furlough

14 Dec 2020

Tour operator Tui’s decision last month not to furlough seasonal workers attracted criticism not only from its workforce, but also...

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Reforming non-competes? ‘Anti-business, worrying, unnecessary’

7 Dec 2020

The government’s determination to curtail the use of non-compete clauses in employment contracts has been met with concern by legal...

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How will employers fare under the new immigration system?

1 Dec 2020

Four legal specialists discuss their hopes and fears for the UK's new points-based immigration system opens for visa applications...

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DBS checks: How rehabilitation periods are changing

6 Nov 2020

Jessica Maguire examines a recent white paper and outlines how the government is proposing to change rehabilitation periods and when...

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Has Sunak’s latest Job Support Scheme quelled fears for tiers?

22 Oct 2020

The new version of the Job Support Scheme has been thoroughly welcomed by business but there is no shortage of...

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Why home workers who are ill should not work

22 Oct 2020

With the onset of colder weather, inevitably the number of people with common colds and flu will rise, in addition...

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Legal risks of Covid-19 testing in the workplace

21 Oct 2020

Many employers are content on their staff relying on the coronavirus testing service provided by the NHS but, for some,...

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Febrile mood will lead to sackings, whistleblowing and disputes

7 Oct 2020

As the UK heads into a worrying winter, Charlie Thompson examines the risks for senior teams as they manage the...

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Employers watch BBC’s social media struggles with interest

1 Oct 2020

Legal expert says BBC's new impartiality drive has lessons for businesses worried over brand damage from employees' posts.

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