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How to navigate business trips to and from EEA countries

With Brexit, the UK has also left the European Economic Area, which means business travel is no longer as simple as it once was. Take time to understand the new rules.

Sick leave: The skive’s the limit?

Sick leave has been a sensitive issue for many years but a recent employment tribunal case reflected the risks that adopting a pre-judged approach can take.

Pimlico Plumbers advert risks discrimination claims

London plumbing firm Pimlico Plumbers has launched its first advert for a job that lists vaccination against coronavirus as a requirement.

When will the employment tribunal backlog ease?

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 the outstanding employment tribunal (ET) cases were already a matter of concern, standing at a worrisome 35,653 for both single and multiple...

Right to work checks have been left too late, according to employment trade body

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has written to home secretary Priti Patel to highlight major concerns about the date set for the start of physical Right to Work checks.

Are we turning back the clock on workers’ rights in the UK?

Brexit, the pandemic, opportunistic employers and an, at best, lackadaisical government are all contributing to an erosion of employee rights which must be tackled.

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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Do you need a coronavirus vaccine before attending the workplace?

With the UK’s adult population set to have been offered their first COVID-19 vaccination by the end of July, many employers are considering what their policy on vaccinations should be.

What are the alternatives to non-compete restrictions?

In December 2020, the UK government launched a consultation on reforming post-termination non-compete restrictions to encourage more competition in the employment market.

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Poor pay of Deliveroo drivers puts gig economy into question

Some workers at food delivery service Deliveroo are making as little as £2 an hour during a shift, according to an report by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

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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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The risks of coronavirus-related health and safety concerns in the workplace

In the UK, nearly half of whistleblower reports made by employees to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) between March 2020 and November 2020 related to employers’ failure to implement adequate...

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