Employment & HR Legal Articles

Together we are Forbes

Impact of social media backlash for employers

13 Jul 2021

On going to bed disappointed on Sunday night, many no doubt expected they would be getting up on Monday morning to an influx of press articles and social media posts centred around a technical critique of the football skills on display in the final along side messages of support for the players. Few…

Employment & HR

Read more

Mandatory COVID Vaccination for Care Workers

07 Jul 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published its response to the consultation on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for care home workers. It confirms that vaccination will become mandatory for care home staff, volunteers and anyone else entering the care home for work purposes (subject to…

Employment & HR

Read more

EU Settlement Scheme deadline: Right to Work Checks from 1 July 2021

07 Jul 2021

The Home Office has published their updated guidance on carrying out right to work checks in light of the deadline to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) and the significant changes that accompany this. The guidance is titled ' Employer right to work checks supporting guidance ' and…

Employment & HR

Read more

New Graduate route now open to international students

02 Jun 2021

The new, long-awaited, Graduate route?is now open under the UK's points-based immigration system. It is for international students, including EEA students without settled or pre-settled status, who want to work in the UK following the successful completion of a degree at undergraduate level or above…

Employment & HR

Read more

Adjusted Right to Work Checks to end on 20 June 2021

13 May 2021

The Home Office has announced that from 21 June 2021, the concession on Right to Work (RTW) checks, permitting employers to conduct RTW checks via video, will end. The amended checks were due to end on 17 May 2021, however the Home Office confirmed shortly beforehand, on 12 May 2021, that their…

Employment & HR

Read more

Health & Safety - 'protection from detriment' extended to workers

07 May 2021

Currently, under s44 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, an employee can bring a tribunal claim if they have been subjected to a detriment because they reasonably believed that being at work would place them (or someone else) in serious, imminent danger. Employees also enjoy protection from unfair…

Employment & HR

Read more

Newsflash: Uber drivers are 'workers' holds Supreme Court

23 Feb 2021

The Supreme Court handed down its long-anticipated judgment about the action brought against Uber by drivers claiming to be workers as opposed to self-employed contractors. The judgment provides the answer to whether 'gig economy' workers can be classed as 'workers' for the purposes of…

Employment & HR

Read more