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We are receiving a large number of enquires relating to the coronavirus outbreak. Here is some of the advice we are providing. If you would like us to draw up policy guidelines for your business, or if you are dealing… Read on
‘Whistleblowing’ or ‘blowing the whistle’ is commonly understood as informing on someone who is doing something they shouldn’t. Under UK law, workers have special protections against detrimental treatment and dismissal when they make a qualifying disclosure of information. Whistle-blowing is… Read on
Important new volunteering rights for workers Apart from changing the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) scheme, the Coronavirus Act 2020 has introduced an important new right to emergency volunteering leave for workers. At the time of writing (2 April 2020) the… Read on
The new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a state-backed initiative which has been introduced in order to save jobs affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Under the scheme employers will be able to apply for 80% of the wages of employees… Read on
We are receiving a large number of enquiries relating to the coronavirus outbreak. If you are an employee whose employment has been affected you may be feeling particularly vulnerable. You should already be following government advice about symptoms and what… Read on
When you started work with your current employer, you should have received a copy of your contract of employment. You may also have received (or at the very least been shown) the staff handbook. How do a contract… Read on
The rules surrounding the provision of written particulars, which are complicated enough already, are set to get a whole lot more complicated. Come 6th April this year they will put a number of new duties in place on employers. The… Read on
What amounts to a workplace disciplinary issue? It’s not always easy to define: workplace disciplinary issues will normally concern the conduct, absence or work of you or your colleagues. Your contract of employment or employee handbook should set out what… Read on
The Equality Act 2010 gives all employees the right to be treated fairly at work. That means you should not suffer discrimination in the workplace on grounds of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender … Read on
IR35 – what’s it all about? IR35 refers to rules around off-payroll working. The rules were introduced to tackle tax avoidance. Essentially, if an individual would be an employee of the end client, had they not been providing their services… Read on