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Latest developments with employment law and HR for March/April 2021

Here is a round-up of some interesting developments in the world of HR and employment law in the past couple of months. A male employee on shared parental leave cannot claim sex discrimination because he is paid less than a woman on adoption leave …

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Could your furloughed employees be feeling disengaged?

Responses to a survey from 500 employees indicated that those returning from furlough feel more disconnected from work in comparison to non-furloughed employees and this includes a significant drop in personal confidence by those furloughed since the scheme was introduced in March 2020.

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Key changes for employers to note in the new tax year 2021/2022

Following the Budget in March and in the lead up to the end of the 2020-21 financial year, businesses have been kept busy with all that has been going on in preparation for opening and covid restrictions so may not have had time to consider some of the other important changes…

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Do sleep-in shifts qualify for National Minimum Wage?

The Supreme Court recently ruled in the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson Blake (“the Mencap case”) that “sleep-in” shifts do not count as work for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015. This case spells the end of a long running dispute about pay rates…

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Updated Shielding Advice – What it means for Employees and Employers?

The guidance states that those who are classed as clinically vulnerable, will no longer be required to shield from 1 April 2021, however, the guidance states that you should continue to follow the guidance, in place at that time, and ensure you maintain social distancing..

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Can we make staff take annual leave?

We have had a number of enquiries from employees regarding requests from their employers to take annual leave and have had some questions from employers looking for guidance on what to do with employees who have accrued large amounts of holiday.

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General Updates

What’s new in employment law and HR- January/February 2021

Keep up to date with the ever changing world of employment law and HR. Here is a round-up of some interesting news and developments in the world of employment law and HR. Annual increases to National Minimum Wage and Statutory Payments for 21/22. IR35 Off-Payroll Working Rules to change…

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How diversity and fairness in business increases your profits

Why should you consider diversity and fairness as an integral part of your business? Diversity in recruiting, such as employing more women and those from ethnic minority backgrounds, particularly at board level, and in management roles, has been proven to increase profits..