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From Covid-19 safety to sex discrimination, from Cabinet Minister bullying to whistleblowing – March’s stand-out employment law cases are a revealing reflection of human relations and interaction in the workplace…are you up to speed on the latest employment law?
The recent Supreme Court case considered whether care workers who sleep over in their place of work are entitled to National Minimum Wage for their hours asleep - a sleeping wage. This case looked at whether 'sleep-in shift time' was in fact 'working time' and eligible for pay...
Today is International Women's Day, and the Government (Health Minister Matt Hancock) has launched a review of the UK's health and care system for women, starting with a 12-week consultation and survey
Endometriosis in the workplace explored...
Mental health concerns, Coronavirus and ways to help
What's your coping strategy for working from home? There are ways to improve your sense of control and motivation. Find out more...
Did you know there are several ways of making people redundant? And not all employers get it right. Vaishali Thakerar, Head of Employment at Lawson-West Solicitors explores the criteria employers should apply in making redundancies...
If your employment contract has been terminated...you might have been unfairly dismissed. What can you do about it?
Court of Appeal Case - Lawson West acted in the recent case of Irwell Insurance v Watson - where an employee tried to bring a claim against an insolvent employer
We expose the Top 10 most common Myths about Redundancy
Findings and Report on Coronavirus in the workplace, from the views and perspectives of employees. Not to be missed. See our full report and statistics.
The employee discusses all angles of their employment issue with the Citizens Advice volunteer or member of staff at the initial stage, they then determine if additional expertise is needed from a solicitor. Find out the process and how it all works here...
The Government’s guidance for employers regarding employees and testing for Covid-19 was updated on 8 October - see the impact for employers here...
According to The Ministry of Justice, there has been an 18% increase in employment tribunal single claims during lockdown. Read about the tribunal claims backlog...
Her employer 'reacted negatively’, saying she had ‘no other choice' but to dismiss her.
New Public Health England "Covid - Self-Isolation" laws come into effect today.
The court of appeal has found against this important pensions case (Delve and another -v- The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions) and the disappointing judgment was handed down this morning.
All employees, irrespective of whether they are on furlough leave or still working, are entitled to a statutory redundancy payment if they have been employed by their employer for two years or more.
What's the impact of 14-day quarantine rules on employers and employees? See Lawson-West Solicitors' Top 5 Questions and Answers
Hairdresser Meghan Gorman - Landmark employment tribunal ruling means thousands of UK hairdressers could be on a better contract….
On 21st and 22nd July 2020, the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) heard the evidence in Delve and another -v- The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions - this high profile and much-awaited legal appeal case, if won, will rip open the State Pension Age debate.
Employers can expect a government bonus promise of £1,000 per member of staff they re-engage back from the Flexible Furlough Scheme after it ends in October 2020
It’s been nearly two years since the joining together of Lawson-West Solicitors and Brown & Co Solicitors in Market Harborough.
A new 1-Metre Rule is introduced from 4 July and those Shielding can return to work from 1 August
Experienced employment lawyer, Carrie-Ann Randall, explores the situation facing many employers right now – to keep employees on, or to make redundancies. See our guide and recommendations.
Employment Tribunals continue to react to Impact of Covid-19. In this article, Director Ashley Hunt explores employment tribunal use of Cloud platforms and video link in cases.
During Coronavirus, an employee’s entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) has been extended, where they have been told to self-isolate.
This new scheme allows small and medium-sized employers, with less than 250 employees, to apply to the HMRC to recover costs of paying coronavirus-related statutory sick pay (SSP)
Dealing with employees’ annual leave entitlement during Lockdown
What Support Is There for Self-Employed People and Casual Workers?
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces a four-month extension on Furlough Leave to 31 Oct. Read about the impact...
Mental Health Foundation's recent study of people in Lockdown warns of loneliness and stress and the long-term risk for mental health. We look at the employer obligations for employees.
Watch our easy, digestible video with advice on the re-engagement provision and the end of Furlough Leave.
With employers and employees looking for guidance about how to return to the work place after Lockdown, Employment Lawyer Carrie-Ann Randall explains the key issues and considerations.
The Government has issued and updated a helpful guide setting-out how to make a claim for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme with HMRC.
Employee Rachel develops a chronic illness and faces disability discrimination at work
Gideon's a Hedge Fund Manager, working in The City for a large global Hedge Fund management firm in London, he's been dismissed after facing stress in the workplace
On 15 April, Vaishali Thakerar was a speaker at the RICS-organised Covid-19 webinar on the impact of Coronavirus on employment in the workplace.
The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2020 came in to effect on 6th April 2020. The new legislation defines the 'Salary Premium'. What is a Salary Premium and how is it used in a NMW calculation?
Minimum Wages are ‘On The Up’ - Are you aware of the new rates?
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has lost more Employment Tribunals for disability discrimination claims than any other company in Britain since 2016
Working parents who stay home to care for 'out-of-school' children might not receive fair treatment by an employer. What are your options?
The Government has introduced the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme during the Coronavirus outbreak. What is it? and How are grant payments calculated?
COVID-19 – the potential for discrimination claims against employers
How will the Government's new and temporary Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme work?
New regulations brought in today allow for carrying over holiday entitlement into the next two leave years.
So what are your rights to work from home if your employer says no?
With the unprecedented events sweeping our nation, there is considerable confusion on how employers should act and react. Here are Frequently Asked Questions and Answers to offer employers support.
What is Furlough Leave for Employees? Find out here from Lawson-West