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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 tips on how to conduct an employee evaluation

Employee evaluations can be a daunting process for both the manager and the employee but when done correctly, they can help maximise an employee’s potential to grow in the company. […]

Can an employer make workplace Covid testing mandatory?

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As the majority of UK businesses reopen for the UK Government’s Phase 3 out of lockdown strategy on 17 May, we look at how employers can make the workplace safer […]

COVID19 and your employment rights

In general, your employment rights during COVID19 are much the same as your employment rights at any other time. There may, however, be questions about how they should be interpreted […]

Understanding the Chancellor’s new Job Support Scheme

The economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has hit businesses across the UK.  As we enter the winter period, a fresh 6 months of restrictions coincide with the end of […]

Why health and safety training is vital for the workplace

Even before COVID19, there were plenty of good reasons for implementing effective health and safety training. They all still apply at least as much. What’s more, at present all employees […]

Kickstart (Scheme) your recruiting

There is growing evidence that the pandemic has had a particularly negative impact on young people and their career progression. Workers under 25 were more likely to be in roles […]

How to safely return to work post COVID-19

With the UK lockdown restrictions slowly easing to a normality that we’re all used to, the majority of businesses have decided that now is the time to return to the […]

Exploring the world of flexible furloughing

Since our last post on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Government has fleshed out the details of how the Scheme will operate from July onwards.  This blog will dive […]

Furlough and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme explained

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is part of the UK Government’s corona virus (covid-19) economic response. It aims to help businesses keep their employees by offering financial help to cover […]