How to manage employees in post-travel quarantine

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 30 July 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

Employment Tribunal survey suggests costlier, more complex claims

Employment tribunal compensation

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has now published the findings of its seventh survey into Employment Tribunal applications. The survey, which was conducted in 2018 based on a sample of single claims disposed of (settled or completed) between October 2016 and October 2017, examines the characteristics of claimants and employers involved […]

Coronavirus | Statutory sick pay (SSP) FAQs

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 11 March 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

Employer beware | 5 gross misconduct myths that could land you in legal trouble

gross misconduct dismissal

There are a number of commonly-held myths in the realm of employment law. Some give employers a false sense of security, while others make employers reluctant to take action out of fear of repercussions. These misconceptions can land you in trouble without you even realising it. For example, employers often assume that “last in, first […]

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage 2020 | Updated rates explained

It’s that time again. The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage increase from 1 April. Then there’s the Living Wage – not to be confused with the National Living Wage – which will also be updated for 2020. Get your FREE consultation Confused? You’re not alone. Employers can be left scratching their heads wondering how […]

Government confirms how to calculate holiday pay for workers with no set hours

Back in August, employers were left scratching their heads after the Court of Appeal (CoA) ruled that they are no longer permitted to pro-rate holiday pay for part-year workers. The verdict, which we discuss in more detail here, seemed somewhat counter-intuitive – allowing casual, zero-hour, part-year and other atypical workers to receive proportionately more in […]

Will a new Bill make mediation mandatory in Scotland?

Consultation has now closed on a new Bill which seeks to make it mandatory for parties involved in civil cases to engage in mediation in the first instance. While the Bill itself doesn’t seek to apply the proposals to the realm of employment law, a related report has called for mediation to be used to […]

Acas Early Conciliation explained | 6 things employers should know

In most cases, employees will be required to contact the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) before making an Employment Tribunal claim. But what does this intermediary step mean for employers? And how does the process work? We explain everything you need to know below. Get your FREE consultation What is mandatory Acas early conciliation? […]