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Employment

Self-Certification Period Temporarily Extended To 28 Days

Self-Certification Period Temporarily Extended To 28 Days Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Dan Evans The government have announced a temporary measure which allows workers to self-certify a sickness absence that lasts up to 28 calendar days, before needing to acquire medical evidence to be eligible to receive statutory sick pay (SSP). A worker would usually only be...
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Is Santa UK GDPR Compliant?

Is Santa UK GDPR Compliant? The Naughty List & Nice Privacy Notice Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Adam McGlynn You better watch out and you better not cry – yes, it is that time of year again when the jolly man in red comes to town. Christmas songs have been playing in public for a while now,...
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Employment Advice at Christmas Time

Employment Advice at Christmas Time Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Dan Evans It is the Christmas gift that you forgot to put on your list to Father Christmas this year. Fortunately, there is no need to panic and scramble to try and pull together the advice on Christmas eve as Acuity Law’s employment team has thought of...
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Covid-19 Update: Compulsory Vaccination?

Covid-19 Update: Compulsory Vaccination? Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Katie Shanahan In November 2021, the Government implemented its plans for all health and social care workers to provide evidence that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to work. This is now a mandatory requirement. However, following the rise in Omicron cases in the UK...
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An Environmental, Social and Governance HR Strategy

An Environmental, Social and Governance HR Strategy The key social issues to consider Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Dan Evans An Environmental, Social and Governance (‘ESG’) strategy is not only about an organisation doing the right thing, it is an essential framework that generates financial and reputational value. An organisation that incorporates a robust ESG strategy will...
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Work from home if you can

Work from home if you can Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Dan Evans In response to the omicron variant of COVID-19, the government has issued new guidance to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The guidance states ‘you should go to work if you must but should work from home if you can’. In Wales, the...
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2021 Employment Law Round-up

2021 Employment Law Round-up Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Adam McGlynn After a year unlike any other, our employment team look back on some of the most impactful changes and updates from 2021. You can also find some the following topics covered in our mid-year round-up ‘Employment Law Update: What You Need To Know and What...
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Healthcare & Wellbeing Focused HR Policies

Healthcare & Wellbeing Focused HR Policies Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Dan Evans Employees’ priorities have changed, and for good reason. The past 18 months have seen an unprecedented level of uncertainty, with millions of families in the United Kingdom experiencing tragedy and uncertainty. As a result, we are seeing a growing demand for healthcare...
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Can Employees Be Forced To Retire Early?

Can Employees Be Forced To Retire Early? Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Katie Shanahan There has recently been some discussion regarding whether the introduction of a fixed retirement age by an employer (known as an Employer Justified Retirement Age / ‘EJRA’) will amount to unlawful age discrimination. Typically, an EJRA constitutes less favourable treatment, as...
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Trade Unions Cannot Veto a Direct Approach to Workers

Trade Unions Cannot Veto a Direct Approach to Workers Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Adam McGlynn It’s final, trade unions do not have an absolute right to veto employers negotiating directly with union members in their workforce. However, the Supreme Court’s judgement in Kostal UK v Dunkley and others (2021) imposes a new rule that...
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