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Deadline passes for care workers to receive mandatory first jab

Under new rules effective from 11 November, all those working in Care Quality Commission-registered, adult care-home in England must be fully vaccinated or be medically exempt.

Major rise in race discrimination claims in 2020

Employment tribunals in the UK saw a 48% rise in the number of race discrimination claims in 2020, according to new data stemming from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

Employers risking fines for National Minimum Wage breaches

Businesses are at increased risk of landing heavy fines for unintentional National Minimum Wage (NMW) breaches, according to Grant Thornton UK.

IR35 regs highlight need to clarify employment status

HR has been warned that HMRC are likely to challenge the status of more consultants following changes to IR35 regulations.

Thousands of employers took advantage of job retention scheme

HMRC have carried out over 12,000 investigations relating to misuse of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) and Eat Out to Help Out (EOHO).

Essex IT manager pleads guilty to £800,000 NHS fraud

A former NHS employee has pleaded guilty for defrauding the health service of over £800,000 by claiming he was procuring non-existent services from companies he controlled.

Why changes to interim relief could be a costly business for HR

The recent case of Steer v Stormsure has caused a stir in employment law and HR because it has potential to significantly expand the scope of interim relief applications to allow them in...

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Workplace training – getting it right

The recent case of 'Allay v Gehlen' in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) shines the spotlight on workplace training. Training is done for various reasons –including because it is a legal...

Long COVID – is it the new Yuppie Flu?

COVID-19 is not just a disease of the lungs. In the initial (acute) phase of the illness, severe COVID-19 can cause pneumonia and respiratory failure, which can result in permanent damage and scarring...

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Consultation closed: What’s next for non-compete covenants?

To support the UK’s economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 the government has been looking to boost innovation across many sectors, from encouraging the diffusion of ideas, to creating the...

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Supreme Court's decision on care workers' pay offers HR clarity

The Supreme Court has ruled UK care workers who have to sleep at their workplace during their shift are not entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for their whole shift.

Uber loses Supreme Court battle resulting in drivers classed as workers

Uber drivers in the UK will now be entitled to the national minimum wage, holiday pay and rest breaks after being officially classed as workers rather than self-employed by the Supreme Court.