Employee and employer rights to flexible working

The global pandemic changed the way that many of us work, and for some, it changed their perspective on work and how the balance with home life should be conducted. […]

Can you employ your own child for work?

You can employ your own child for work provided that they meet the legal criteria for the work involved. Your child will have the same rights as any other employee […]

The newly announced carer’s leave

In 2020, the Government consulted on introducing a ‘carer’s leave’ as a ‘day one right’ to help employees with long-term caring responsibilities balance these with their paid work. The Government’s […]

Summary of the Autumn Budget 2021

The Chancellor announced the Autumn Budget on 27 October. The Government’s plans focus on the ‘post-Covid’ era, and are intended to pave the way for an ‘economy of higher wages, […]

The proposed flexible working reform

The UK Government has proposed reforming and extending the statutory right to request flexible working, including the right to request flexible working from the first day of employment. It builds […]

What are flexi-job apprenticeships?

Flexi-Job Apprenticeship

On 3 August 2021, the UK Government launched its new flexi-job apprenticeship offer, allocating funding of £7 million over the next two years to establish flexi-job apprenticeship agencies. This change […]

The new Covid-19 Autumn and Winter Plan

On 14 September 2021, the UK Government published its coronavirus (COVID-19) Autumn and Winter Plan for England. The Government has two plans; Plan A (to be followed if the pandemic […]

The end of the UK furlough scheme

Furlough ending

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was introduced to support businesses with retaining staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Under the CJRS, staff members who would have otherwise been laid-off […]

Employee data protection

Employee data protection

The UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) set out the basic legal rules on protecting data belonging to private individuals. These data protection […]

Understanding medical data retention

Medical data retention has to balance the need for care with respect for privacy. It also has to reflect real-world practicalities such as storage, both physical and digital. GDPR also […]

Can employers make vaccination against coronavirus mandatory?

Vaccinations against COVID-19 are not currently mandatory, apart from in certain sectors (eg care homes) However, the question remains as to whether employers will be able to make vaccination a […]

Understanding The Laws On Vending Machines

The laws and regulations on vending machines cover both the machine itself and the products it sells. If a vending machine operator has other people provide services for them, then […]