Legislation

How HR can make the most of the new IR35 rules

The long-awaited IR35 reforms are finally due to come into force in the UK on 6 April 2021, after a delay last year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In these challenging times – as UK PLC looks to...

Employment law changes: what to look out for in 2021

Employment law in the UK is ever evolving. In this article we capture the principal changes which have already, or will be, introduced in 2021.

Legalising ‘no jab, no job’ vaccine policy

Employers may be able to insist that new employees take the COVID-19 vaccine, however HR is concerned it will create a minefield of compliance and discrimination issues.

Uber’s rights ruling could have implications for UK gig economy

Proposed changes to Uber drivers' rights could have wide-reaching effects for the European gig economy.

What HR should know about the Pensions Schemes Bill 2021

Changes to the Pensions Act will ensure employers are held to account for misusing employees' pensions.

Legal-ease: What HR should have on the radar for 2021

2021 looks set to be another unpredictable year. HR played a vital role in helping employers through the uncertainty and challenges brought on by the pandemic in 2020 and, although many of those...

Spotting domestic abuse has become a bigger problem for HR

Remote working and the coronavirus pandemic has made it harder for employers to spot the signs of domestic abuse.

Hot topic part two: Mandatory COVID vaccinations at work

The UK’s roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine began in December 2020. In response London plumbing firm, Pimlico Plumbers, has said it will be introducing a so called ‘no jab, no job’ policy as soon as...

HR struggling to enforce lockdown rules

Monitoring staff’s adherence to lockdown rules outside the office is proving difficult for HR.

Pension Schemes Act 2021 – a regulatory year to remember

While its road to Royal Assent has been far from smooth, the new Pension Schemes Act ushers in a new regulatory era for occupational pensions.

Five HR steps for managing Brexit compliance

The official “Brexit date” was 1 January 2020, but it has taken a further year for real changes to come into place with the leaving of the customs union and single market on 31 December 2020. When it...

Fire and rehire tactics surge during COVID-19

Fire and rehire tactics are becoming more widespread during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has warned.