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Important changes regarding supplementary work for sponsored NHS workers came into effect on 4 October 2022. Sponsored NHS workers are those who hold a visa to work in an NHS role. Many sponsored NHS workers, such as visa holding doctors and nurses, work in their main job and then undertake additional work, for the NHS […]

The recent Scottish case of Burke v Turning Point Scotland has set out an interesting new consideration for employers concerning the treatment of long-COVID as a disability. The case found that long-COVID (at least in this instance) met all the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 to be defined as a disability. This is a […]

On 21 February 2022 the Government announced its Living with COVID plan. The future response is aimed at enabling the country to manage COVID-19 like any other respiratory illness, while retaining the ability to respond if a new, more dangerous variant emerges. The plan highlights advice from SAGE that there is still considerable uncertainty about the […]

COVID-19 challenges look set to stay with us for at least the first few months of 2022. With absence rates continuing to plague employers and changes to the rules on self-isolation, PCR testing and sick pay, organisations should keep in review their business continuity plans and existing sickness absence policies and procedures. Communication with the […]

What is changing from 16 August 2021? From Monday 16 August, those who are under the age of 18 years 6 months, fully vaccinated (and beyond 14 days from their second vaccine dose), part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial or unable to take the vaccine for medical reasons will be exempt from the legal […]

With confirmation that a number of COVID-19 restrictions will be eased from today, Monday 19 July, here are the key changes employers need to be aware of.   Vaccination – The Government has issued guidance to employers about supporting the vaccination programme together with a COVID-19 vaccination toolkit with materials for employers to use. This […]

Welcome to our March Employment Law update. This month there have been plenty of important decisions for HR and people managers to be aware of. We saw an Employment Tribunal (ET) conclude that dismissing an employee for refusing to attend work due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns was not automatically unfair. See our update […]

Join the Freeths Sheffield, Employment Team for their next HR Matters webinar via Zoom, where they will be looking at most recent HR issues caused by the pandemic. There will be ample time dedicated to answering your questions. Some of the questions that the team will be answering include: Can I force my employees to get […]

The retail store is no longer the only channel for buying. But it remains one of the most integral parts of the retail industry when it comes to making sales. Research from intu and Javelin Group suggests that £8 out of every £10 spent in the UK in 2025 will still be influenced by a […]

While a recession has been avoided for another quarter, the financial impact of further lockdowns, and Coronavirus restrictions, will continue to make UK employers wary. These impacts are likely to last well into 2021, notwithstanding hopes around potential vaccines. Conserving cash within the business to ride through this period will be of utmost importance. In […]

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