How to promote mental well-being in the workplace

An annual statistic from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) shows that for the 2020/2021 year, 50% of all work-related ill health cases were due to stress, depression or anxiety. […]

Long Covid – is it a disability?

Woman suffering from fatigue because of long Covid.

With restrictions easing across the UK, the initial emergency of the Covid-19 pandemic may feel like it is over. However, many people continue to suffer from prolonged symptoms, known as […]

Facilities in the workplace: what are your employees entitled to?

The COVID-19 pandemic has given many businesses a compelling reason to reassess their use of workspace. Remote- and hybrid-working are making it possible for some employers to reduce the amount […]

Can alcohol be consumed at work?

According to the National Statistics on Alcohol, more than 25 million adults in England regularly drink alcohol. While it is generally of no concern to employers what staff members do […]

What to expect from employment law in 2022

For large parts of 2020 and 2021, employers across the UK had to quickly adapt to new and ever-changing regulations, restrictions, safety procedures and working environments. As we move into […]

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. […]

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 […]