Commentary

Vaccinations: Why employers need to consider religion and belief

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

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

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

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

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

How will employers fare under the new immigration system?

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

DBS checks: How rehabilitation periods are changing

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

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

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

Why home workers who are ill should not work

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

Legal risks of Covid-19 testing in the workplace

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

Febrile mood will lead to sackings, whistleblowing and disputes

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

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

Sex, alleged lies and settlement agreements

The claim launched by McDonald’s against its ex-CEO highlights the need for care in agreeing exit packages.

‘All views my own’: Monitoring employees’ social media

Social media has grown in use exponentially since Facebook was launched 16 years ago, and so has the risk to...

Directors’ liabilities in the post-coronavirus workplace

The Covid-19 crisis has exposed directors to a new level of vulnerability and liability, writes Ivor Adair.

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