Employment law

Self-employment surge driven by tight jobs market

19 Nov 2020

There has been a surge in solo self-employment with many taking the option not because there were appealing business opportunities, but because they'd lost their job.

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Head of policy quit ‘unfit’ Windrush compensation scheme

19 Nov 2020

Leading black civil servant working on Windrush scheme resigned earlier this year alleging that its administration was discriminatory.

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How to get ready for IR35 ahead of April 2021

18 Nov 2020

Changes to off-payroll regulations were postponed in April as employers dealt with the early challenges of the pandemic. Organisations need...

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How to localise engagement during lockdown

17 Nov 2020

Many organisations with distributed workforces have struggled to keep messaging and communications consistent during a series of lockdowns. Digital platforms...

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Zurich sees female applications leap after altering senior job advert wording

17 Nov 2020

The number of women applying for senior roles at Zurich in the UK leapt by a fifth last year after...

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Heathrow staff to strike over ‘fire and rehire’ plans

17 Nov 2020

Workers at Heathrow Airport are set to strike for four days in December in a dispute over plans to ‘fire...

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Workers’ right to picket continues under lockdown

16 Nov 2020

Workers taking lawful industrial action continue to have the right to picket their workplace during Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, following a legal challenge by Unite.

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Businesses urged to use the Redundancy Payment Service

16 Nov 2020

The government's Redundancy Payments Service is being underused by businesses on the brink of collapse, says a prominent accountancy firm.

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Workplaces ‘vital’ to ethnic and faith cohesion

16 Nov 2020

Workers could end up in ‘isolated silos’ and there could be an increase in racism and prejudice with prolonged working...

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Notice periods no longer covered by furlough

13 Nov 2020

HM Treasury has confirmed that statutory and contractual notice periods will not be covered by the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme...

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High Court: Government failed gig workers’ health and safety

13 Nov 2020

The government has failed to implement important EU health and safety protections for workers into UK law, a judicial review...

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Adviser sacked by Dominic Cummings receives pay off

13 Nov 2020

A former special adviser to the government has reportedly been given a five-figure pay off just weeks before her unfair...

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Bank holidays: six things employers need to know

12 Nov 2020

Updated guidance in light of how employers should handle bank holidays for furloughed staff, and an additional public holiday in 2022...

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Speedy sponsor-licence process costs businesses extra £500

12 Nov 2020

The Home Office has launched a priority service for businesses that wish to bring in overseas workers under the sponsor-licence scheme.

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‘Zoom fatigue’ is a thing, study shows

12 Nov 2020

Employees are often ill-equipped to work at home and find it difficult to switch off. The result could be poor health and lower productivity, warns study.

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