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Employee supervision or surveillance: have we got the balance right?

United Kingdom - January 22 2021 While working from home and flexible working arrangements have long been available in workplaces, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically…

The SRA’s updated NDA warning notice introduces welcome clarity

United Kingdom - January 12 2021 On 12 March 2018 the SRA published its warning notice on the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). This was in the wake of the widespread…

Progression of employees from a BAME background: identifying and overcoming the barriers

United Kingdom - January 6 2021 According to Diversity UK, in 2018 roughly 13.8% of the UK population was from a minority ethnic background and 40% of the population in London were…

Employment Lawyers Association’s Race Equality Committee

United Kingdom - December 18 2020 The global events of this year including the Black Lives Matter movement, the apparent disproportionate impact on the BAME population of COVID-19 and…

First anniversary of the extension of the Senior Managers & Certification Regime

United Kingdom - December 9 2020 As we near the first anniversary of the extension of the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR) to solo-regulated FCA firms, the first round…

The question of Christmas: How far can employers go in telling employees where to spend it?

United Kingdom - December 1 2020 The Government's latest announcement reducing quarantine requirements for travellers returning to England from 14 to 5 days post-15 December 2020…

Employer’s Talent Pool was found to be age discriminatory

United Kingdom - November 12 2020 Historically age discrimination in the workplace has been prevalent. The case of Ryan v South West Ambulance Services NHS Trust shows that despite…

Insolvency and furlough fraud - directors beware!

United Kingdom - November 10 2020 There has been much mention in the press in recent times about the amount of allegedly incorrect or fraudulent claims made by employers under the…

COVID-19 puts the spotlight on the UK’s Statutory Sick Pay

OECD, United Kingdom - November 6 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of statutory sick pay (“SSP”) in our society. As other countries around the globe have improved…

Welcome, Furlough Part II - what took you so long?

United Kingdom - November 2 2020 Just when we thought we were saying goodbye to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) (the furlough scheme) and welcome to the new Job Support…