Hybrid Working Practices – Guidance Published By Acas

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has issued guidance to employers to assist them in determining whether hybrid working – a mixture of remote/home and office working – could...


What Does The Law Say On Employee Rights During Hot Weather?

This week the Met Office issued its first-ever extreme heat warning for the UK – with temperatures in some parts of the country reaching 32C. Whilst the hot temperatures are...


“No Jab, No Job” – Can My Employer Make Me Get A Covid-19 Vaccine?

Since the rollout of the Government Covid-19 vaccine programme, which began in December, just over 46 million people (as of Thursday, 15th July) in the UK have now received at...


The End Of Furlough – Why Businesses Should Plan Ahead For Redundancies

July marked the first step towards the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) (also referred to as the furlough scheme) as employers now have to contribute to the...


Will Working From Home Become A ‘Default’ Right For UK Employees?

Last week, there were numerous reports that the Government were about to announce legislation that would make working from home the default option for UK workers and would make it...


Driver Dismissed For Drinking In Social Club Whilst Off Work Sick Wins Employment Tribunal Claim

An Employment Tribunal (ET) has ruled that a driver, who was dismissed by his employer after he was seen drinking and smoking in a social club whilst off work sick,...


Compulsory Covid-19 Vaccinations

Nearly 42 million people in the UK have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination, and just over £30 million have received both doses. As the vaccine roll-out programme...


Euro 2020 & Work – How Employers Can Minimise Disruption

Euro 2020 is almost here and expectations are high for the England national team, with many people tipping them to win the tournament. As a result, there will no doubt be...


Whistleblower Who Reported Martin Bashir’s Methods Could Receive Compensation From The BBC

The BBC Director-General, Tim Davie, has stated during a radio interview that Matt Wiessler, the whistleblower who first reported Martin Bashir’s methods to obtain an interview with Princess Diana, deserves...


Employee Holidays In 2021 – FAQs By Employers

Due to the continued impact of Covid-19, many employees may be unsure as to where and when they take their holidays during 2021, e.g. an overseas vacation in the summer/autumn...


Ownership Of Intellectual Property (IP) – Employees & Directors

The majority of businesses use Intellectual Property (IP) on a daily basis; in many instances, the business’ employees or directors will create the IP that is used. Consider, for example,...


Returning To The Workplace – Risk Assessments & Being Covid-Secure

As the coronavirus restrictions continued to be eased, many employers will be considering what they will need to do in order to be Covid-secure when their employees return to the...