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22 September 2021 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion

Royds Withy King among first UK law firms to offer compassionate leave to employees who suffer pregnancy loss before 24 weeks.

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On 21 September, Royds Withy King launched a new Pregnancy Loss Policy that offers compassionate leave to expectant mothers who lose their child before 24 weeks. Only a few large companies currently offer this, and Royds Withy King are one of the first law firms in the UK to do so.

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Post-Merger Integration: Culture clashes and how to avoid them to maximise deal value

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The marriage of two companies is an exciting milestone to achieve corporate growth.

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19 July 2021 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Employment & HR, Opinion

Relaxation of workplace Covid rules to create new stress points for employers

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Employers will from today, Monday 19 July, no longer have to comply with Covid restrictions set by the Government. However, the removal of restrictions does not mean an easy situation for employers.

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6 July 2021 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Employment & HR, Opinion

How to manage employees at risk of burnout

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It is a fact that we are now living in an age of increased connectivity as a result of technological advances. Between the multiple Covid-19 lockdowns and the inability to travel abroad for holidays, many employers are concerned about the knock-on effect on the mental and physical health of their employees and consequently the negative impact on business performance and productivity.

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The final hurdle: what does the Supreme Court’s decision on business interruption insurance claims mean for you?

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The much anticipated Supreme Court judgment in the FCA’s business interruption insurance test case has been delivered. The decision brings definitive guidance on the operation of cover under non-damage interruption policies. Overall, the appeal reflects a victory for policyholders and provides peace of mind for many businesses who will now be able to progress their claims for Covid-19 related losses.

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15 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR

GDPR and employee data: two years on

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There was a wave of activity in the lead up to GDPR becoming law in the UK on 25 May 2018. Employers were frantically data mapping, reviewing their policies and preparing privacy notices. This was followed by a significant increase in data subject access requests from employees who became very aware of their data rights and began using them.

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Coronavirus and employment law: top queries from HR teams

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Employment law, and employment lawyers, are in the spotlight during the unfolding coronavirus crisis, with employees looking to have their concerns addressed, and companies looking to do right by their workforce.

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28 January 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Events

Mock Employment Tribunal

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14 January 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Events

HR Hub: Veganism, philosophical beliefs and other developments in discrimination law

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Our Hubs are a joint initiative for senior HR professionals to discuss current employment law issues. The Hubs are an excellent opportunity to share experiences, best practice and innovative thinking.

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26 June 2019 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion

The Good Work Plan – employment law overhaul or damp squib?

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The Good Work Plan outlines some “progressive” proposals to reform employment law within the UK. A number of the recommended policy changes would introduce laws that should afford employees and workers additional and extended protections during their working lives.

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3 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion

Our important update for employers: extension of ‘off-payroll working rules’ to the private sector from April 2020

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In April 2017 the public sector became subject to new “off-payroll working rules”. The government intends to extend these rules to the private sector with effect from 6 April 2020, and has recently entered into a period of consultation.

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18 December 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion, Technology & media

The GDPR and consent

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In the second blog in our series on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we explore the issue of consent and the GDPR.

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