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Compulsory vaccinations - can workers be forced to be vaccinated?

15 Sep 2021

No legal requirement currently exists for workers to be vaccinated, with the exemption of care workers. Many businesses, however, are considering introducing vaccination requirements, despite the fact that, in the absence of any legislation making vaccinations compulsory, any such policies could well be…

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Further Extension of Right to Work Check Concessions to 5 April 2022

03 Sep 2021

In March 2020 when the pandemic first took hold, the Home Office introduced temporary measures which allowed employers to conduct right to work checks remotely during lockdown when employers could not meet new employees face-to-face. Since then, the measures have been extended several times but…

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination for Care Homes

30 Jul 2021

The Government has now passed legislation mandatory for care home staff, volunteers and certain other groups entering the care home (subject to certain exemptions). These provisions have now come into force meaning there will be a 16-week grace period from when the regulations are made to when they…

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Lockdown Liberty: How is 'Freedom Day' set to impact the Employment sector?

15 Jul 2021

It has been confirmed this week that England will move to the final stage of easing of Covid restrictions meaning that almost all legal restrictions on social contact are set to end on Monday 19th July. But what does this mean from an employment and health and safety perspective? The guidance to…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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