Legal Issues

Legal Issues – IVF and the law

Legal Issues – IVF and the law

The rates of those undergoing IVF treatment have increased ten-fold in the last thirty years. Therefore it is becoming increasingly important that employers are aware of their obligations in this area. There is no statutory right for time off for IVF treatment, but...

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Legal Issues – Tipping Legislation

Legal Issues – Tipping Legislation

New legislation is being introduced to protect hospitality workers. Tips that are paid by card will legally have to be paid to the staff. This puts all forms of tips on the same level of legal protection as cash tips have been protected in this way for some time. It...

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Legal Issues – Menopause

Legal Issues – Menopause

Recently, there has been a notable increase in the number of Employment Tribunal cases in the UK which specifically revolve around a Claimant’s menopause. There are many preconceptions and much misinformation regarding this topic. However, it is an issue worth...

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Legal Issues – Working from home pay

Legal Issues – Working from home pay

The working landscape has dramatically shifted since the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic. While some companies are comfortable with the working from home set up, others are anxious to return to the office. A topic that is proving quite controversial is the issue of...

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Legal Issues – Right to work checks

Legal Issues – Right to work checks

All employers in the UK have a duty to prevent illegal working. This involves carrying out right to work checks on all employees before they start work. Since March 2020 the rules for employers carrying out right to work checks have been relaxed to account for the...

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Legal Issues – Budget 2021

Legal Issues – Budget 2021

The furlough scheme has been extended until the end of September. Rishi Sunak announced this as part of the 2021 budget yesterday. The only change to the scheme is that employers will be expected to contribute a portion of the furlough payments to employees at the...

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Legal Issues – CJRS Rules Update

Legal Issues – CJRS Rules Update

In anticipation of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CRJS”) finally ending on 30 April 2021, the Government has published a new Treasury Direction with changes and extends the effect of the CJRS. Everything that has been said recently does suggest that 30 April...

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