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TUPE common questions

Posted on 18th January 2022 in Employment

We are regularly asked to advise employers on the application and implications of TUPE and how they can fulfil their obligations under the regulations. Here are some of the most common issues we advise our clients on.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Reducing sick pay for unvaccinated staff

Posted on 10th January 2022 in Employment

IKEA will now be paying statutory sick pay only for unvaccinated staff who are absent from work due to self-isolation.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Company directors: are they employees?

Posted on 07th January 2022 in Employment

Whether or not directors are also employees is often not a simple question and can have big implications both for the individual and the company.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Why you should think twice before running a workplace raffle or bingo

Posted on 08th December 2021 in Employment

A great way to simultaneously raise money for your organisation’s chosen charity and boost workplace morale may be to run a raffle, bingo or similar ‘lottery’, and the current festive period may seem like the perfect time to do so. However, you may find there are unexpected rules you have to comply with.

Posted by

Oliver Kent

Trainee Solicitor

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Advice for employers when longer-term COVID-related illness is increasingly becoming an issue

Posted on 22nd November 2021 in Employment

Much has been written about how to manage the threat of COVID in the workplace and most employers now have procedures in place to minimise risks and manage the short-term fall-out of infection.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Employers’ responsibilities when making changes to employment contracts

Posted on 19th November 2021 in Employment

Acas has recently published guidance discussing employers’ responsibilities when making changes to employment contracts.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Does data protection law apply to personal CCTV and video doorbells?

Posted on 22nd October 2021 in Parks, Employment

A recent court case is a useful reminder that personal use of CCTV and video doorbells sometimes falls foul of data protection law.

Posted by

Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

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Hybrid Working - Tozers hosted Employment Seminar

Posted on 18th October 2021 in Employment

Working from home has long been a practice permitted by employers, but with the recent and ongoing Covid-19 pandemic making life difficult, it has become a phenomenon that most if not all employers (where possible) have adopted, so as to survive this bleak outbreak.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Compulsory workplace vaccinations – the jab or the job?

Posted on 18th October 2021 in Employment

Apart from the special case of care workers, employers would in most cases be better advised to encourage, rather than oblige, their workers to be vaccinated.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Staffing shortages in a pingdemic

Posted on 06th August 2021 in Employment

Many businesses – especially those in hospitality – are suffering from dire staff shortages. Whilst a measure of relief is in sight with news that the criteria for being pinged by the NHS app have been relaxed and the easing of rules on self-isolation from 16 August for those who have been double-jabbed or who are under 18, it seems clear staffing is likely to be a problem for many employers for some time.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Right to Work Check changes in July 2021

Posted on 05th July 2021 in Employment

Following ‘Brexit’ on 1 January 2021 citizens from the EU, European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland already living in the UK were given 6 months to apply through the EU Settlement Scheme if they wanted to continue living and working in the UK.

Posted by

Joanna Parry

Associate and Solicitor

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Pandemic employment claim decisions

Posted on 11th June 2021 in Employment

We are now starting to see decisions come through for pandemic-related employment claims, such as the recent case of Mr Francesco Accattatis v Fortuna Group (London) Limited.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor