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    News Category: Employment for Business

    • 11 September 2020

      Employment Law – top tips for dealing with a employee grievance hearing.

      When dealing with a grievance, it is important to resolve workplace issues early. It is best to avoid an antagonistic approach when responding to the grievance and to bear in mind that employees who raise a formal grievance are already likely to be feeling upset. It is important to respond appropriately in order that the situation does not escalate. Keeping an open mind could save the employment relationship and avoid a tribunal claim. Read more

    • 7 August 2020

      HR Survey for Businesses: How the pandemic has affected HR professionals 

      Our Employment Law Team recently launched an HR survey to understand how the pandemic has affected HR professionals in businesses throughout the UK. Read more

    • 3 August 2020

      Dealing with redundancy

      The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on many businesses, with the prospect of having to make redundancies unavoidable for many. Read more

    • 29 July 2020

      Covid-19: Returning Employees and Discrimination – problems to be aware of

      As the limitations of shielding are lifted and more and more employees are encouraged back to the workplace employers are having to address the competing challenges of providing a safe workplace, complying with government guidance as it changes after 1 August 2020 whilst ensuring so far as possible that there is no breach of existing discrimination legislation. Read more

    • 28 July 2020

      Returning to work: employee rights and coronavirus

      As many businesses begin to re-open and employees start to return to work, many workers still have concerns about how safe their workplace is during the pandemic. Read more

    • 17 July 2020

      The Gig Economy and the Changing Nature of the Workforce – Lessons for Employers

      An upcoming Supreme Court hearing which is taking place remotely on 21 and 22 July 2020 will again consider the nature of Uber’s business model and the classification of their drivers. Are they “workers”? Or are they, as Uber puts it, self-employed “partners”? If they are workers, they should be entitled to holiday pay and at least the national minimum wage, which Uber does not give them, and each driver could be entitled to an average of £12,000 in compensation. Read more

    • 6 July 2020

      Discrimination in the workplace: Q&A

      Our employment team answers 5 common questions about discrimination in the workplace. Read more

    • 5 June 2020

      Pride Month and Employment Law

      The month of June marks Pride Month dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ communities. Although many of the events have been cancelled across the world, to mark Pride Month we take a look at the legal rights for the LGBTQ+ community. Read more

    • 29 May 2020

      Furlough Leave Update

      We have had two updates on Furlough Pay (‘CJRS’) this week. The first, dated 20 May 2020 but released on 22 May 2020, is the second Treasury Direction under sections 71 and 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 (‘the Second Direction’). Read more

    • 22 May 2020

      Top Tips for Better Mental Health at Work

      The wellbeing and good mental health of a work force should be a priority for any business. Staff turnover, staff sickness and impact on productivity will have a detrimental effect to any business therefore it should be high on the HR agenda to ensure that a business considers how best to address mental health and wellbeing within the workforce with consistency and in compliance with the Law. Read more