Can an employee refuse to come to work?

Do your contracts and policies stand up to the Covid-19 test? The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown have stress-tested employment contracts and policies, with some showing signs of strain. What should you do now to make sure your employment documentation is ready for...

Important changes to right to work checks

 If You employ people who do not have UK nationality this is important The Home Office have announced that right to work checks will be reverting back to in-person checks from the 17th May 2021.  The Government have stated that right to work checks, made virtual...
The Best way to handle Bullying and Harassment Claims

The Best way to handle Bullying and Harassment Claims

Most of us are by now aware of the allegations made public by THAT interview. In case you have forgotten I meant Meghan. What is the best way to deal with bullying and harassment allegations in the workplace.? This note sets out a pathway to handle any allegations...

2021 the end of Furlough?

In the Budget the government clarified the regulations for hopefully the final phase of the furlough scheme The Government’s contribution to employees’ wages remains at 80% for hours not worked up to a cap of £2,500 a month but only to the end of June 2021. Employers...

UBER JUDGEMENT

You may have read by now that Uber have lost its appeal to the supreme court. The court found that its drivers are not subcontractors, but workers. In a 43 page judgement the court found against Uber by determining it is not what the written contract says but what is...