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A New Era of Employment Reforms? – Exploring the Labour Party’s Plans

Posted on 13th May 2024 in Employment

The Labour party have long advocated reforming UK employment law and more detail is now emerging about what is proposed. 

Posted by

Mai Mbye

Solicitor

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Managing flexible working requests

Posted on 04th April 2024 in Employment

From the 6th April 2024, employees will be able to make a statutory flexible working request from day 1 (removing the requirement to have at least 26 weeks’ continuous service).

Posted by

Mai Mbye

Solicitor

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Changes to Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

Posted on 28th March 2024 in Employment

Minimum wage increases come into force from 1st April each year and this year is no exception, with the latest rates being announced in the 2024 Budget. If you have not already done so, now is the time to check you have the appropriate pay adjustments in hand.

Posted by

Joanna Parry

Associate and Solicitor

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‘Fake It Till You Make It’: Mitigating AI-Generated Falsified Job Applications

Posted on 12th March 2024 in Employment, Dispute Resolution

‘Fake it till you make it’ is a phrase known to many; it means to act confidently in what you’re doing when you don’t feel it until you achieve your objective. This article considers the risks associated with job applicants using artificial intelligence (AI) to complete recruitment exercises and how it may impact your business.

Posted by

Charlotte Yendell

Trainee Solicitor

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Should I Accept My Employee’s Heat of the Moment Resignation?

Posted on 27th February 2024 in Employment

When emotions are high, and conflict occurs, employees may resign in the heat of the moment. While it may be tempting to simply acknowledge this resignation and leave things at that, employers should treat this type of resignation with caution.

Posted by

Charlotte Yendell

Trainee Solicitor

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Top Tips Employers Should Consider When Managing Sickness Absence

Posted on 22nd February 2024 in Employment

As an employer the wellbeing of your staff will be a key priority. Staff absences can pose a particular challenge; on top of concern for your employees, they can lead to greater pressure on colleagues, additional expense and, if you get it wrong, could even lead to a legal claim. Having an effective absence policy can help you deal fairly and lawfully with both long and short-term absences.

Posted by

Charlotte Yendell

Trainee Solicitor

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Employment Settlement Agreements

Posted on 25th January 2024 in Employment

In the wake of the upsetting news of mass redundancies at Tata Steel, the dynamics of employment settlement agreements have gained heightened relevance.

Posted by

Mai Mbye

Solicitor

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Employment Law Changes: What’s in Store For 2024

Posted on 25th January 2024 in Employment

There is a lot happening in Employment Law in 2024. In this insight we summarise the key changes to look out for. 

Posted by

Joanna Parry

Associate and Solicitor

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New Duty On Employers To Prevent Sexual Harassment

Posted on 19th December 2023 in Employment

Sexual harassment is defined in the Equality Act 2010, but in essence is unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature.

Posted by

Charlotte Yendell

Trainee Solicitor

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New Legislation Significantly Reduces ‘Spent’ Time on Criminal Convictions, but How Does It Affect You?

Posted on 18th December 2023 in Employment

On 28 October 2023, new legislation came into effect to reduce the period of time necessary for certain criminal convictions to become spent and so no longer legally disclosable to potential employers.

Posted by

Charlotte Yendell

Trainee Solicitor

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Changes to UK Holiday Pay Rules for 2024

Posted on 27th November 2023 in Employment

On 8 November 2023, the government announced changes to the way in which holiday pay is calculated for irregular hours and part-year workers (such as those who work only during term time).

Posted by

Mai Mbye

Solicitor

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Important Changes to the Equality Act 2010

Posted on 20th November 2023 in Employment

The Government has published draft legislation to amend the Equality Act 2010 (EqA) which will take effect from 1 January 2024.

Posted by

Joanna Parry

Associate and Solicitor