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EU Settlement Scheme Deadline: How can employers help?

EU Settlement Scheme Deadline: How can employers help?

With the deadline to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme fast approaching, HRreview talks to Managing Director at Croner, Paul Holcroft, to reflect on what employers should now do. The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) gives citizens from the EU, EEA or Switzerland the legal...

COVID-19 vaccinations for care staff to be made compulsory

COVID-19 vaccinations for care staff to be made compulsory

COVID-19 vaccinations are to become compulsory for care home workers, with the announcement expected to be made by the Government later this week.  It has also been suggested that the Government will launch a consultation on extending mandatory vaccinations throughout...

Workers’ rights to be guarded by new government enforcement body

Workers’ rights to be guarded by new government enforcement body

The Government has announced that it is creating a new watchdog in order to protect the rights of UK workers and clamp down on workplace abuse. This single enforcement body will have responsibility for tackling modern slavery, enforcing the minimum wage and protecting...

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Alan Price: Can employers restrict staff from taking foreign holiday?

Alan Price: Can employers restrict staff from taking foreign holiday?

The UK government has relaxed restrictions for visiting a handful of countries under a new traffic light system including places such as Australia, New Zealand and Iceland. Those returning to England from nations on the green list will need to take a pre-departure...

James Tamm: ‘Fire and Rehire’ – What do employers need to know?

James Tamm: ‘Fire and Rehire’ – What do employers need to know?

With flexible furlough set to finish at the end of September, there is a real risk that if the government doesn’t release additional funding to businesses, then ‘fire and rehire’ is likely to become more widespread. Companies may struggle to afford to keep staff on...

Daniel Stander: Is it lawful for employees to take on a second job?

Daniel Stander: Is it lawful for employees to take on a second job?

The news coverage of the Greensill scandal and “double-hatting” in the Civil Service has raised serious questions around taking on second jobs. At the same time, the Covid-19 pandemic will have driven many employees into taking on additional jobs, whether due to...

Rhona Darbyshire: The Expansion of Remote Working Rights

Rhona Darbyshire: The Expansion of Remote Working Rights

The trial run of remote and flexible working that the workforce has experienced over the last year has undoubtedly caused attitudes towards working to change drastically. Home working and flexible working hours have become “the new normal” and for many large...

Mukul Chawla: Modern slavery in the workplace

Mukul Chawla: Modern slavery in the workplace

This article was co-written by Mukul Chawla (Partner), Catherine Turner (Senior Associate) and Luke Hardingham (Associate).  Modern slavery is not going away. COVID-19 has shone light on how employers treat their workforce. The inevitable glut of labour resulting from...

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