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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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NDAs in the world of #MeToo

NDAs in the world of #MeToo

  In response calls for better regulation of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) from groups including the Women and Equalities Committee and the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published the outcome of a...

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Brexit Overview: What Happens Next?

Brexit Overview: What Happens Next?

On 25 November 2018, the EU and the UK government endorsed a draft Withdrawal Agreement and an outline Political Declaration on the future relationship. However, the House of Commons rejected the agreement, and on 21 March 2019, an extension of the Article 50 period...

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Post-Termination Restrictions

Post-Termination Restrictions

Employers will be pleased to hear The Supreme Court has ruled restrictive covenants preventing an employee from being “directly or indirectly engaged or be concerned or interested in any business carried on in competition with any of the businesses of Egon Zehnder for...

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