After 10 whole years the Flexible Working Regulations are finally being updated. In this blog we look at what the regulations will now say, what a flexible working request process should look like, how to manage employees etc.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has announced its intention to update existing guidance on sexual harassment and harassment at work. We've put together a handy blog comparing the existing guidance vs the proposed changes.
Family leave and pay is evolving in 2024! With 6 April looming - we've written an article giving you the low-down on the legislation that HR professionals need to be thinking about, from changes to redundancy protection, paternity leave and the upcoming Neonatal Care (Leave & Pay) Act.
The legal world has kept us on our toes this January! Knowledge is power so we've prepared a short article to give you the down low on all legal updates.
There were some important pieces of employment legislation passed in 2023 and coming into effect this year making changes to flexible working rights, carers' leave, protection from redundancy, and worker protection from third-party harassment.
The year 2023 saw several key employment cases that have significant implications for both employers and employees. Understanding these cases is crucial to ensure compliance with employment laws and promote fairness in the workplace.
An inclusive recruitment process ensures equal opportunities for all applicants and helps attract a wider talent pool, thereby creating a more inclusive and equitable work environment.
Understanding your employment status is more than just a bureaucratic necessity; it defines your legal rights and obligations in the workplace. There are three primary categories: Employee, Worker, and Self-employed.
Navigating the complex legal landscape surrounding the dismissal of an employee during pregnancy or maternity leave can be challenging for employers. Failing to follow the correct procedures can expose businesses to the risk of unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.
When workplace disputes are not resolved through negotiation or internal processes, employees may turn to employment tribunals to seek a resolution. In this article we explore the tribunal types, the process for bringing a claim and how tribunals can be avoided.
Brexit changed the landscape of employing staff from overseas and it does feel like we’re still letting the ground settle. In this blog we explore visa and sponsorship types for long & short term employees.
In this article, we'll explain what consultancy agreements are (for both individual consultants and those operating through PSCs), when and why you might need to use them, as well as the significance of IR35.
We delve into the significance of mental health in the workplace, address common challenges, and provide actionable tips for creating a supportive work environment.
Settlement Agreements are frequently used a lot in an employment context, usually when an employment relationship is coming to an end.
In a dismissal, the decision maker doesn’t have to actually meet the employee before dismissing them in order for a dismissal to be fair
The working world is changing - how can HR professionals ensure they’re changing with it? We tackle tech, working pressures, and staying ahead.
Artificial intelligence is a hot topic in the news right now. But how much can businesses rely on it for day-to-day processes? We dive into the detail..
We've provided a helpful new guide for employers all about restrictive covenants. From what they are and a full breakdown of the rules surrounding them, we've got you covered.
Yesterday the government proposed changes to "sunset clauses" which could impact employment law. We break down the facts in our new blog.
Writing an employee privacy notice but wondering what the difference is between personal and personnel data? Don't worry, our Employment team are here to help!
McDonald's has made headlines for a flurry of sexual harassment claims. We dive into the agreement made with the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
A termination of employment letter is used to formally end the contract of an employee. But what should you be aware of when using one? Let's dive right in.
Despite their importance, it can be tricky to know what to include in an employee handbook. Let's dive into the nitty-gritty of employee handbooks.
We discuss employment law trends, evolving bills, and shifting responsibilities for employers. So, what does 2023 have in store?
We discuss the do's and don't of office Christmas parties, including steps employers should take to avoid liability.
Elon Musk's Twitter takeover: is this the turn of a new leaf or the collapse of an empire? We outline what it all means for the future of work.
Times are challenging for employers. From hiring freezes to redundancy, we explore the options available during a downturn.
Hiring a freelancer can help propel your business forward on a flexible basis. But what things should you think about before hiring one? We explore all.
You've made a new hire! What's next? We outline the pre-employment checks you'll need to consider, from the Right to Work in the UK, to Medical Information.
Despite menopause in the workplace impacting 11% of all employees, much is left to be done. How can employers support their team?
There is nothing quite like TUPE to send lawyers and HR professionals alike scrambling for cover. Who knew a simple acronym...
As the freedom of movement, which came with being part of the EU, disappeared, the government sought to fill the gap in the workforce...
Sexual harassment in the workplace is unfortunately common. What can employers do to safeguard their staff? And what should be done in the event of an incident?
In this article, we explain the legal and tax factors for hiring overseas. We discuss employers of record and legal obligations for employers.
When former Facebook employee Frances Haugen announced the socials media giant's "unilateral control over...
Employment status is crucial to get right and impacts the rights and responsibilities of a new hire. We explain what employment status is and why it matters.
The Covid-19 pandemic triggered a global overhaul in working practices, with many employees trading in the morning commute...
Amongst the challenges facing today’s founders, you'd think hiring would be one of the easier tasks on your to-do list...
Despite their importance, IR35 and off-payroll working rules can spark confusion. We explain what they mean and how they impact you.
Your employees are one of your most valued assets, which is why its crucial you protect your team. We discuss mental health in the workplace and its importance.
We outline the importance of employment contracts, from what to include, to the challenges of not having one. Explore the top 5 things you should consider.