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Right to work check adjustments ending

Right to work check adjustments ending

Last year we posted the rules to follow for temporary right to work checks. You can currently check RTW via video calls, however, after 16th May 2021 we will be returning to the normal way of checking in person. Until 16 May 2021 you must: ask the worker to submit a...

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Hybrid working – the new expectation!

Hybrid working – the new expectation!

Hybrid working is here to stay and is likely to be the most requested HR assistance in 2021 and beyond. Hybrid working is a form of flexible working and if you want to get ahead of potential requests this summer and put a formal policy in place now, you can either...

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When can we return to the office?

When can we return to the office?

Every time Boris makes a speech, clients ask for a steer on ‘when they can return to the office?’ This time around the office wasn’t really mentioned. However, if you go to this website, any specific updates are posted on a regular basis (this will save the team a few...

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Right to Work Checks – Coronavirus

Right to Work Checks – Coronavirus

We are pleased to see some of our clients continue to recruit during this difficult period. As of 30 March 2020 the following temporary changes have been made: Ask the worker to submit a scanned copy or a photo of their original documents via email or using a mobile...

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Alternatives to the Government’s Job Retention Scheme

Alternatives to the Government’s Job Retention Scheme

We have most answers to the questions on whether a company would be eligible for the job retention scheme and it will not always be an appropriate solution. So here are a few alternatives to help you get through the next period without reducing headcount. Annual leave...

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Equal Pay Rights

Equal Pay Rights

The Equal Pay Act was introduced in 1970 but still many companies appear unaware of the full extent of employees’ legal rights to earn equal pay for equal work. An employee can raise questions with her employer to seek information to help the employee decide whether...

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The Recording of Meetings by Employees (and Employers)

The Recording of Meetings by Employees (and Employers)

The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently considered the issue of covert recordings made by employees in meetings with their employer. The case explored whether a claimant’s compensation should be reduced on account of the fact that a covert recording had been made...

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Posting on Social Media

Posting on Social Media

The posting of a discriminatory image on a personal Facebook page which caused offense to a work colleague was not done ‘in the course of employment’, the EAT has held. The employer was not vicariously liable for the employee’s actions as there was a lack of a...

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