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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.

Key Employment Law Cases of 2023

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.

Implementing an Inclusive Recruitment Process

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

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.

Dismissing an employee who is pregnant or on maternity leave

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.

What Employers need to know about Settlement Agreements

Settlement Agreements are frequently used a lot in an employment context, usually when an employment relationship is coming to an end.

Recent case sees a big change in what might be viewed as a fair dismissal

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

Embracing Tech: How to Thrive in HR in the Digital Age

The working world is changing - how can HR professionals ensure they’re changing with it? We tackle tech, working pressures, and staying ahead.

AI in the workplace – what’s the 411?

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..

An Employer’s Guide to Restrictive Covenants

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.

Employment law reforms announced as government retreats on Brexit-induced ‘sunset clauses’

Yesterday the government proposed changes to "sunset clauses" which could impact employment law. We break down the facts in our new blog.

Employee Privacy Notices – Personal vs Personnel Data

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!

Sexual Harassment at McDonalds: Fast-Food Giant Under Fire

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.

What is a Termination of Employment Letter? Employer Guide

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.

Employee Handbooks: What to Include

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.

Employment Law Trends in 2023: Changes in the World of Work

We discuss employment law trends, evolving bills, and shifting responsibilities for employers. So, what does 2023 have in store?

Office Christmas Parties: How to Avoid More Than a Hangover

We discuss the do's and don't of office Christmas parties, including steps employers should take to avoid liability.

Twitter, Toxicity, and the Future of the Working World

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.

9 Top Tips for Employers During a Recession

Times are challenging for employers. From hiring freezes to redundancy, we explore the options available during a downturn.

Legal Things to Think About When Hiring a Freelancer

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. 

Pre-Employment Checks: Your Ultimate Checklist for New Hires

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.

Menopause in the Workplace: How Can Employers Support Staff?

Despite menopause in the workplace impacting 11% of all employees, much is left to be done. How can employers support their team?

TUPE Explained: Transfer Teams Between Different Employers

There is nothing quite like TUPE to send lawyers and HR professionals alike scrambling for cover. Who knew a simple acronym...

Hiring From Overseas? The Five UK Working Visas You Need to Know

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: A Guide For Employers

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?

Everything You Need to Know About Employee Monitoring

We tackle what employee monitoring means in the workplace, the ethics that surround it, and the best practice methods you can use.

What Are Your Options When Hiring Overseas?

In this article, we explain the legal and tax factors for hiring overseas. We discuss employers of record and legal obligations for employers.

Who is Protected by Whistleblowing Laws? A Guide.

When former Facebook employee Frances Haugen announced the socials media giant's "unilateral control over...

What is 'Employment Status' and Why Does it Matter?

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 WFH Problem: Unconscious Bias and Hybrid Working Issues

The Covid-19 pandemic triggered a global overhaul in working practices, with many employees trading in the morning commute...

The Top Three Hiring Issues Facing Modern Employers

Amongst the challenges facing today’s founders, you'd think hiring would be one of the easier tasks on your to-do list...

IR35 and Off-Payroll Working Rules Explained

Despite their importance, IR35 and off-payroll working rules can spark confusion. We explain what they mean and how they impact you.

Should you use biometrics in your organisation?

There’s much in the press at the moment about the use of facial recognition technology by the police and other law enforcement...

Mental Health in the Workplace: Could We Be Doing More?

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.

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