Employment And Hr Services Articles
Omicron Plan B restrictions will come to an end after Wednesday 26th January, Boris Johnson announces
Solicitor, Rebekah Brown looks at the important role of trade unions and how membership can support employees facing employment issues...
Our employment law team highlights the key dates in the 2022 calendar and forthcoming changes affecting HR, payroll, National Insurance, allowances and bank holidays.
Some UK businesses are cutting sick leave pay and changing sick leave policies due to Covid-19....
An accountancy employer failed to communicate their new hybrid working policy effectively, causing employee disquiet and resentment...How should it have been done?
An employer fails to provide an employment contract for their new textile worker. He started with no contract and lower pay than agreed. When terms were challenged the new employer refuses to discuss it!
A company who thought that TUPE transfer rights do not apply in a take-over situation was very wrong...
A female car showroom Sales Rep takes her employer to a Sex Discrimination tribunal for casual remarks made at a team meeting
A High Street chain restaurant Catering Manager struggles with instant dismissal & a reduced hours contract offer
As things start to return to where they were prior to the pandemic, many businesses are thinking about dress codes.
85% of employees (millions of people) now want hybrid working patterns with many resigning when reluctant employers don't adapt. We look at the law surrounding hybrid working employment contracts and what needs to change.
From 11th November 2021, anyone who works or even volunteers in a care home must be vaccinated unless they are exempt - Employment Law Director Vaishali Thakerar outlines what you need to know...
The Government's Furlough Scheme (Job Retention Scheme) which has underpinned so many business and sectors of the economy during the pandemic officially ends on 30 September. Are employers just hanging on until the last possible moment and are redundancies inevitable?
The Furlough scheme indicated that employees could still be made redundant while there were on ‘Furlough’ but it was not clear whether Furlough should be considered as an alternative to redundancy. This article by Solicitor Sejal Patel looks at one case that challenged the uncertainty.
Experienced employment Solicitor and Director Ashley Hunt shares with us The Top 5 most common employment law claims
A tribunal this week found that employee Mr Kane's drinking and smoking bar visit whilst on sick leave did NOT constitute a breach of trust and dishonesty...How robust is your sick leave contract wording?
Leading businesses, employers and industry bodies across the UK have come together to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme and encourage their staff to get a jab when eligible
Lawson West Solicitors is pleased to announce the promotion to Director of employment solicitor, Vaishali Thakerar.
Tribunal claims are set to rise where employers are exposed for abusing Furlough Scheme restrictions, forcing unfair redundancy and allowing Covid-unsafe work environments. Sejal Patel highlights the employment issues to come...
For a reliable and tasty main course dish this month try Lawson-West Director Ashley Hunt's family favourite recipe of Mexican Beef Enchiladas. Easy and quick to make...
The TUC survey of 2,138 workplace safety representatives identified employer shortfalls for secure Covid practices and workplace health and safety during the pandemic. We look at how you can raise the alarm about Health and Safety shortcomings at work...
There are strict Time Limits to bring an Employment Tribunal claim. Failure to meet the official deadline means you will be denied the right to claim. See case examples of what can happen...
A new twist in this long-running saga - the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has found in favour of Pimlico Plumbers, ruling that the firm did not discriminate against Gary Smith and Mr Smith is not entitled to any holiday pay. Ream more...
Employers need to be cautious when managing problem employees...the risks of getting it wrong are high
An actress sacked over a Facebook post attacking homosexuality has had her claim for discrimination, breach of contract and harassment rejected.
If you are struggling with stress at work, or whilst working from home, see our 6 Tips to help you improve your stress situation.
In this article, we look at whether or not Long Covid might be classified as a disability under employment law and the implications for Employers and Employees.
Brexit brings with it some important changes to employment law, immigration status, contracts and work visas. Here’s a quick summary to keep you on track.
Employment Law Round-Up – Key Changes and Developments You Might Have Missed in 2020 to do with employment
What can we expect to happen in 2021 for employment law and what's the impact of Brexit on employees and contracts? Our helpful Employment Law Timeline and Table of National Minimum Wage Rates summarises it all......
A Covid-19 vaccine brings several challenges for employers, not least how to bring employees back into the workplace safely without discrimination. Employment solicitor Sejal Patel sets out the main points and an 8-Step Action Checklist to help.
Rishi Sunak extends the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) until the end of April 2021. He previously ditched the Job Retention Bonus Scheme, making way for a new 'Retention Incentive' scheme at a future date.
Findings and Report from our survey of EMPLOYERS and how they managed Coronavirus in the workplace from financial loss, to health and safety issues, impact on premises, redundancies and furloughing staff. The results give a fresh outlook...
Do new tiers mean changes in the workplace? Do you have to restrict high-tier employees from coming into work?
The implications for employers, extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, how to protect employees most vulnerable to COVID-19, working from home, closure of businesses and employees working their notice.
Lawson-West Solicitors proudly presents two webinars during the LBF fortnight: 4th Nov and 11th Nov. Find out more and sign-up to join...
New Public Health England "Covid - Self-Isolation" laws come into effect today.
The new Job Support Scheme takes effect from 1 November, after the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends on 31 October...
With the UK being warned to get back to work or risk losing their jobs - as Boris Johnson urges workers to return to their desks, the big question is - Should offices be reopened or should staff continue working from home?
Most employers are now encouraging the return of employees into the workplace.The Government’s current guidance is to return to work if we can – but what about pregnant employees? Shouldn’t they be shielding?
Many employers are struggling to make ends meet now, but at the end of October the government will withdraw the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme (CJRS). What can your business do to avoid making redundancies?
The flexible furlough scheme (CJRS): eligibility, wages, pension calculations
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Schools in England won't re-open to the majority of pupils until September. Here are 7 useful steps for employers aiming to have employee parents back in the workplace.
What's the impact of 14-day quarantine rules on employers and employees? See Lawson-West Solicitors' Top 5 Questions and Answers
CJRS furlough claims reach £26.5billion in value. East Midlands has 7% of UK furloughed employments.
Our employment team of lawyers has identified 3 common mistakes employers make when planning for and managing redundancies in their business.
From today businesses have the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back part time.
David Heys, Managing Director at Lawson-West Solicitors in Leicestershire adds to the debate about the recent extension of the Coronavirus Lockdown in Leicester ...