Category: Corporate & Commercial

Heather Love Jan 2022

Holiday Entitlement and Holiday Pay – Key points for Employers

Holiday entitlement and pay is a notoriously difficult area for HR practitioners. Typical challenges include calculating holiday entitlement for casual or zero hours workers, accounting for bank holidays for part-time staff and trying to keep up with the constantly evolving case law regarding what aspects of employee remuneration are deemed “normal pay” and therefore must be included in holiday pay. We summarise the main questions and answers below. However, legal advice should always be taken on a specific scenario. The below should only be treated as guidance.

Heather Love Jan 2022

IKEA cuts sick pay for unvaccinated staff who are self-isolating due to Covid exposure

A significant social media backlash followed the announcement by IKEA that only staff fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or those who have mitigating circumstances, will receive enhanced company sick pay in the future when self-isolating due to Covid-19 exposure

Hadiha Waheed Jan 2022

Are you breaching Data Protection Laws and GDPR with your video doorbell?

Are you breaching Data Protection Laws and GDPR with your video doorbell?

Heather Love Jan 2022

Can staff who are afraid of catching Covid-19 refuse to return to work in the office?

Is fear of Covid -19 a protected belief under the Equality Act 2010?

Richard Clapham Dec 2021

Sunak support provides welcome boost to hospitality

The Chancellor has revealed a package of support worth £1bn to help fund businesses hit by the latest rise in Covid-19 cases.

Keith Potter Dec 2021

Sick Absence and Fit Notes: Temporary New Rules

Some temporary regulations affecting sick absence were published on 16 December 2021 and came into force on 17 December 2021.

Richard Clapham Oct 2021

Autumn Budget overview

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has delivered his Budget today - the second of the year with the first in March as usual. As well as the Budget, there were results of a spending review, detailing how government will fund public services over the next three years - making this Budget somewhat unusual.

Richard Clapham Oct 2021

What will be this year’s “rabbit out of the hat”?

Never has there been more speculation around a budget statement as we emerge from Covid-19 and continue to pay for the damage it has caused to the economy. Could it be this is the end of the rabbit-out-the-hat moment, as the Chancellor Rishi Sunak looks to balance the books? Here are a few predictions from us as to what the budget may contain this Wednesday.

Nicola O’Dwyer Jul 2021

Life after Lockdown - Returning to the office

At the press conference on the 5th July, the Prime Minister announced the relaxation of the regulations on the 19th July subject to a review of the latest data on the 12th July. If the regulations are relaxed, then employees will be able to return to the office on the 19th July.

Nicola O’Dwyer Jun 2021

Coronavirus Update - All change for the Furlough scheme (July 2021)

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme commenced in March 2020 and was implemented to help businesses during the pandemic. The Scheme allowed employers to place employees on furlough and only pay them 80% of their wages up to a maximum of £2500.