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Aug
05
2021

Will offering unlimited holiday work for my business?
#Employment

Employment agency Reed has reported a 20% increase in the number of new positions offering unlimited annual leave as part of the benefits packages. Along with flexible working, it seems to be incentive employers are keen to explore and use as they compete to recruit the best talent from a pandemic weary workforce that values well-being and work-life balance....

Jul
29
2021

Deborah Scales comments on employees and foreign holidays this summer
#Press #Employment

Clarkslegal Employment Associate, Deborah Scales, comments in The Sun on whether employers can stop employees taking foreign holidays....

Jul
29
2021

Vaccination status: an employer’s guide to some knotty issues
#Employment

So called 'Freedom Day' was justified by the government in part because of the huge success of the vaccine roll-out in England. How much reliance can employers put on vaccination status when planning a safe return to the physical workplace?...

Jul
29
2021

Incorrect IR35 decisions cost DWP £87.9m
#Employment

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has been billed a staggering £87.9 million by HMRC for failing to correctly determine the tax status of its contractors. ...

Jul
28
2021

Personal liability of directors in the context of insolvency or company distress
#Business Recovery & Insolvency

Directors need to be mindful of incurring personal liability where companies are distressed. This article provides an overview of some of the key areas where directors could incur personal liability when navigating their business through difficult times and stresses the importance of taking and following professional advice when faced with financial difficulties. ...

Jul
23
2021

Critical workers exempt from the pingdemic
#Employment

The Government have released a list of 16 ‘critical’ sectors in which workers who are fully vaccinated will not need to self-isolate if they are contacted by NHS Test and Trace or notified by the NHS app. ...

Jul
23
2021

Sexual harassment in the workplace: proposed changes to employer’s duties
#Employment

The Government has published its consultation response on workplace sexual harassment and harassment by third parties.  The consultation was undertaken in response to the #metoo movement, which revealed that many people (mainly women) experienced sexual harassment at work despite this having been unlawful for decades. ...

Jul
22
2021

Government COVID-19 vaccination guidance for employers
#Employment

The UK Government has made it clear that the way out of the COVID-19 pandemic is through vaccinations. As of the date of this article, 2/3 of the UK population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19....

Jul
15
2021

Rising to the management challenge of today
#Employment

From the 19th July, the Government has decided that all legal restrictions, which have underpinned England’s public health response to the Covid-19 pandemic, will lapse. ...

Jul
15
2021

European Commission adopts UK adequacy decision
#Data Protection

The EU has finally adopted the UK adequacy decision. In addition, British Airways settles its data breach case, and the ICO has fined a charity for poor policies and inadequate training. ...

Jul
13
2021

Improving protection of goods: Retention of title clauses
#Corporate #Commercial

The popularity of retention of title (ROT) clauses has, given the economic climate, been steadily on the rise for a number of years. This guide provides a brief overview of Retention of Title clauses, their alternatives and supplementary clauses, and the limits on their effectiveness that have led some to question their suitability in modern agreements. ...

Jul
13
2021

Read the fine print: End of EU Settlement Scheme explained
#Immigration

In anticipation of 30th June 2021 (the final day for EU nationals who began their residence in the UK before 31st December 2020 to submit applications to the EU Settlement Scheme), the Home Office heavily advertised that applying to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS/the Scheme) by this date was compulsory for EU nationals in order to retain their right to live and work in the UK. ...

Jul
08
2021

Tesco workers in equal pay case receive boost from European Court
#Employment

A few months on from the landmark Supreme Court decision in the Asda equal pay claim, workers at Tesco have received a favorable judgment from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in their own equal pay case. ...

Jul
07
2021

How Covid-19 has impacted commercial lease rent reviews
#Commercial Real Estate

When the first lockdown hit the UK in March 2020, there was a lot of speculation as to how it would impact the commercial property sector. A key concern for landlords was how rent review provisions would apply. ...

Jul
06
2021

Developing junior talent in a hybrid work environment
#Employment

Over the course of the last couple of months, more organisations have decided that there will be no return to the pre-covid, place-based working environment. Some of these have declared for full remote working, but the majority appear to be considering a hybrid work environment, combining remote and place-based work in a number of different ways....

Jun
30
2021

Hybrid-working and disabled workers
#Employment

Many employers are currently grappling with how to implement hybrid-working. How does the duty to make reasonable adjustments fit into this new landscape? ...

Jun
29
2021

An overview of Tier 1 Investor Visas
#Immigration

As COVID-19 restrictions are eased, businesses throughout the UK are getting back on their feet and new opportunities for investment are appearing once more. ...

Jun
24
2021

Beating Burnout: How to build a resilient workforce
#Employment

Staff at dating App giant Bumble have been offered paid time off to tackle collective burnout in the organisation. This follows a similar move by LinkedIn who also offered its employees a week off in April this year, following a survey which revealed burnout amongst staff....

Jun
24
2021

Employment law liability of RPOs - The Global Recruiter
#Press #Employment

Clarkslegal Employment Solicitor Sebastian Reyes publishes in The Global Recruiter Magazine on the employment law liability of recruitment outsource processing (RPO)....

Jun
21
2021

Changes to Furlough next month as scheme gradually comes to an end
#Employment

As of next month, the furlough scheme which at its peak in May 2020 supported 8.9 million employments, will be winding down. ...

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