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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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Royds Withy King Launches HELP For Businesses

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Law firm Royds Withy King has launched an exciting new legal services product in response to unprecedented demand from HR professionals and business leaders for expert HR and employment law advice at an affordable cost, and with insurance protection against …

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Royds Withy King proud to be listed as one of the Best Companies to Work For in the South West

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Royds Withy King has been named as one of the best companies to work for in the South West. The UK top 100 law firm, which has offices in Bath, Swindon and Marlborough as well as a consulting office in …

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Immigration White Paper – a devastating impact on health and social care sector, says Royds Withy King

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The Government’s new immigration system published today fails to tackle the deepening staffing crisis in the health and social care sector, according to Royds Withy King solicitors. The Immigration White Paper severely limits the ability of health and care providers …

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Mandatory reporting on ethnicity pay gaps for businesses – comment from Royds Withy King

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The Government has today launched a consultation that looks to introduce mandatory reporting on ethnicity pay gaps in businesses and organisations that have more than 240 employees. The consultation follows calls in September from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, …

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The TUC today calls for a four-day working week

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Comment from Richard Woodman, Partner in the Employment team at Royds Withy King: “Many employers are already going to great lengths to make the lives of their staff easier and more family friendly with flexible working now a high priority for …

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Mandatory reporting on ethnicity and disability pay gaps for businesses – comment from Royds Withy King

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With just three per cent of organisations measuring ethnicity or disability pay gaps, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission has last week called for mandatory reporting for all organisations with more than 240 employees. Richard Woodman, a partner in the …

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Government, regulators and employers failing on sexual harassment – comment from Royds Withy King

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The Women and Equalities Committee, chaired by Maria Miller MP, has published a report today that says Government, regulators and employers are all failing in their responsibilities to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace. The Committee concludes that sexual harassment …

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Older women failed by weak enforcement of age discrimination laws

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The Women and Equalities Committee, chaired by Maria Miller MP, is to publish a report today that says the talents of the over 50s are being wasted because of discrimination, bias and outdated employment practices. The report concludes that Government and the Equality and Human …

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Pimlico Plumbers – what the Supreme Court decision means for the hospitality sector

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Comments to be attributed to Richard Woodman, Partner and head of employment, Royds Withy King

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Royds Withy King advises Gold Care Homes on share sale and property leaseback

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A Bath-based team from UK top 100 law firm Royds Withy King has advised the shareholders of Gold Care Holdings Limited on the circa £90m sale of the Gold Care group to an overseas real estate investor. The transaction included …

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Restrictive covenants: find out if they are worth the paper they are written on

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Restrictive covenants

The thorny and often complex issues surrounding restrictive covenants will be up for discussion at the latest HR Hub being run by recruitment consultancy Allen Associates, in partnership with the Employment & HR team at Withy King. HR professionals are warmly …

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