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Platinum Jubilee weekend - what are employees entitled to?

While many employees may already be swept-up in making plans for the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend – are they legally entitled to this extra day off?

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.

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.

Can there ever be a happy marriage between HR teams and their employment law advisors?

Pete Byrne, founder and CEO of employment law firm and ER technology business ESPHR, delves into the traditional relationship between HR departments and employment law teams – and what the missing...

Legal-ease: What HR needs to know about returning from furlough

HR magazine speaks to Simon Kerr-Davis, employment counsel at Linklaters about the legal implications of workers returning from furlough in part three of this month's cover story.

Lessons in managing disciplinary and grievance procedures remotely

The increase in remote working since the COVID-19 outbreak has posed practical challenges for HR, including how to best manage disciplinary and grievance procedures remotely.

Why the Rule of Six could prove a storm in a coffee cup for HR

Emma Swan, partner and head of commercial employment law at Forbes Solicitors, looks at grey areas around the government’s 'Rule of Six’ law and what these mean for HR.

When coronavirus concerns become whistleblowing

With the coronavirus pandemic gradually easing, many employers are now turning their attention to the challenge of bringing employees back to the office in a safe manner.

Employers warned of looming deadline for EU workers to sort visas

Employers have been warned that the deadline for EU workers to have made their UK visa applications is fast approaching.

Companies warned of mistakes when making furlough claims to HMRC

Companies need to be careful not to make mistakes when submitting furlough claims to HMRC, law firm Wright Hassall has warned.

HMRC fails to ‘read the room’ in statement on COVID-19 claims fraud

As the country begins – slowly – to ease itself back towards normality and think about life after lockdown, we can all agree that we are feeling more unified, and closer to our fellow people than...

What HR should know about England’s return to work guidance

The UK government has issued new guidance on how and when employees should return to work.