Laying off staff due to coronavirus | What employers need to know

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 20 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 […]

Coronavirus | Employment and health and safety FAQs

All you need to know about how your business can take appropriate risk control measures in the face of coronavirus (COVID-19). The implications of the virus on businesses and their employees are far-reaching and changing quickly. The following FAQ, which will be continually updated as new guidance is made available, provides you with a one-stop-shop […]

EU workers after Brexit | What should employers do now?

Now that Britain has left the European Union, employers may be wondering what happens in regard to EU citizens under their employment. If they wish to remain in the UK, workers from the EU will need to apply to the government’s EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021. They may have already done this, or […]

Pre-employment checks What an employer needs to know

pre employment checks

No matter how rigorous the interview process, you can never really know how a prospective employee will work out. They may have dazzled you throughout the recruitment stage, but can they impress you in the long run? Of course, you want to make the most informed recruitment decision possible. Therefore, you may offer an individual […]

RIGHT TO WORK | Updated rules for employers

right to work checks

At the end of January, the Home Office updated their guidance on right to work checks. New versions of the guide are issued each year – and this year there are two important changes to note. Often, new guidance on right to work checks is characterised by the government cracking down on organisations that employ […]

CONSTRUCTION | Right to work checks

right to work checks

Preventing illegal working on construction sites is extremely important. It may seem that carrying out right to work checks is just a tick box exercise. However, if you do not conduct these checks or do not conduct them in accordance with UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) guidelines, and it is found you have employed workers […]

HR NEWS | Right to work – failure to give right of appeal unfair

According to a recent decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, an employee who was dismissed after failing to produce evidence of his right to work in the UK should have given the right to appeal. What are the facts of this case? In Afzal v East London Pizza Ltd t/a Dominos Pizza, the employee’s visa […]

Uber – the importance of employer checks

UBER licence revoked

In the last few days, the decision to revoke Uber’s licence to operate in the capital city has sent shockwaves to Londoners, causing outrage to some and relief to others. At the end of last week, Transport for London concluded that Uber London Limited is not ‘fit and proper to hold a private hire operator […]

Do your employees have proof of right to work?

right to work

You’re probably aware that there’s a legal duty for employers to ensure that their employees have the right to work in the UK. But what you may not know is how to carry out the check; the consequences of getting it wrong and what to do if an employee cannot provide documents to prove their […]

What rights do individuals on zero hour contracts have?

Do those on zero hours contracts have any employment law rights and protections? The answer is yes! Are they entitled to maternity leave? Do they have to be paid the National Minimum Wage? Do they need to receive redundancy pay? Unfortunately, the answer to these questions is not straightforward as an individual’s rights depend on […]