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Contractual changes and the use of fire and rehire

This term fire and rehire can be used to refer to a situation where employers dismiss and then re-employ workers on different terms and conditions. Or in some cases it is used as a bargaining tool, suggested to workers during negotiations on changing their terms and conditions. Some businesses may view fire and rehire as … Read more

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Data protection law; what employers need to know

Data protection has become much more stringent in the last few years and is now governed in the UK by the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), alongside the introduction of the more recent UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) which came into effect at the start of 2021. As you can imagine it’s … Read more

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COVID vaccinations in the workplace – what employers need to know

With many staff returning to the office during the Autumn, employers will be turning their attention to making the workplace environment as safe as possible for everybody, which may include considering whether staff have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or not. In the absence of vaccination becoming a legal requirement (currently it will only be mandatory … Read more

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Handling redundancies during the pandemic

Sadly, redundancies are an inevitable side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, and many businesses will have to face tough decisions around whether to permanently reduce their workforce going forward. It’s always worth considering whether there could be a different option available. In some circumstances there are other workable solutions that can be implemented to completely … Read more

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The end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The 1st of July saw the beginning of the wind down of the national Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which has covered the pay of furloughed staff throughout the pandemic. The government contribution reduced from 80% to 70%, leaving employers to top up the remaining 10% of wages for those staff still not working. In August … Read more

Redundancies & Restructures; what businesses need to know.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate lives and economies the world over, UK businesses face unprecedented levels of economic uncertainty and instability. It is therefore essential that businesses consider whether their workforce is the right shape and size to weather the storm. However unpleasant, many UK businesses are likely to decide that a workplace … Read more

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Parental bereavement leave law takes effect

As of Monday 6th April 2020, employees who have sadly suffered the loss of a child are entitled to two weeks’ Parental Bereavement Leave. The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 offers two weeks’ leave for employees who lose a child under the age of 18 or suffer a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy. Parents … Read more