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29 March 2021 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Changes to modern slavery statements

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The issue of modern slavery has frequently been in the news, and is a compliance issue for many companies. Those compliance steps are now increasing and companies should be aware of what they need to do to ensure their actions are future proof.

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23 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, News

Employment Tribunal awards Millennium & Copthorne Hotel the largest award of costs

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An Employment Tribunal has awarded Millennium & Copthorne Hotels £432,000 for its costs following a claim brought by its former senior vice president for procurement, which the Tribunal held he pursued unreasonably.

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Hospitality industry boost or bust… but who will benefit?

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The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today made an emergency Summer Statement focused on saving jobs and the UK’s struggling hospitality sector. But will restaurants and cafes have enough cash to keep them going until the scheme kicks in next month.

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Five new task forces to facilitate re-opening of the economy sectors

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Government sets up five task forces

The Government has unveiled five new task forces devoted to vulnerable sectors of the economy.

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9 April 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

The latest guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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According to analysis by the Resolution Foundation, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme may see nearly a fifth of smaller firms furlough all their staff and 50% of companies put most of their staff into the scheme.

As UK employers make and execute their plans, having a crystal clear understanding of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is number one priority for most employers this month.

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7 April 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, News

Government confirms furloughed staff can work and protect pay – comment from Employment lawyers

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Government confirms furloughed staff can work and protect pay

The Government provided new guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme providing a possible lifeline to organisations facing staff shortages.

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31 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Business, Employment, Life, Opinion

3 big questions on your employment rights during Coronavirus lock down

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The Coronavirus outbreak has caught many employers off guard and in the weeks that have unfolded there have been a few hero employers and unfortunately a few villains. Here, David Israel, Partner and Employment Lawyer speaks to TalkRadio about some of the big questions regarding your employment rights during this difficult time.

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28 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

What you and your business needs to know about Coronavirus COVID-19

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As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate the news, we are receiving an increasing number of enquiries from clients who want to be stay prepared. Is the virus outbreak a force majeure event? What policies – travel, work from home or others – should employers introduce or review? In this post, we summarize the advice from our experts.

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27 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Coronavirus – a guide for employers

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock yesterday (26 February) stated that employers should pay sick pay to employees who have received medical advice to self-quarantine. He has told MPs that “self-isolation on medical advice is considered sickness for employment purposes”.

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16 March 2018 0 Comments Posted in News

Will MPs outlaw unpaid trial shifts?

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MPs debate a parliamentary bill that seeks to make unpaid trial shifts illegal. The bill, if enacted, would require employers to pay staff on trial shifts the national minimum wage as well as providing a job description that outlines the …

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