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Employment Law Update – January 2020

Happy new year and welcome to the first employment law update of 2020. By now, most people will have returned to work. Many will have come back with the hope of having, and sticking to, a new year’s resolution. And if that resolution has been to go green and become vegan, some managers may well…

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IR35: Employer Action Plan & Checklist

Updated: April 2020 IR35 postponed until 2021. To consider whether IR35 applies, there are four main tests: Mutuality of Obligation Here, they determine whether the organisation is obliged to provide work and is the individual obliged to accept the work offered? Under this test, they will look firstly at the written contract, if any, and…

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How to Avoid Discrimination in Recruitment

Failing to offer a candidate a position because of a protected characteristic is unlawful and amounts to direct discrimination. We don’t need to explain the reasons why it’s important for employers to have an understanding of this, but we have pulled together a few do’s and don’ts to ensure that you do avoid discrimination in…

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Racism at Manchester Derby Raises Questions about Disciplinary Action
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Employment Rights Manifesto Watch

With the general election looming, we’ve spent some time pulling together the statements from each of the main parties’ manifestos relating to employment rights and labour relations. We have included those statements that specify (to some degree of specificity!) a change to the existing legal framework and have organised our overview by broad headings. You…

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Employment Law Update – November 2019

It seems like just yesterday we were kicking off 2019 and wondering what the year would hold. Now we are at the final employment law update of 2019 and it is fair to say that it has been an interesting year. Key areas such as holiday pay and employment status have been a constant, but…

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How to Get the Best from an Occupational Health Report

Managing people when physical or mental wellbeing is a factor is best managed by teamwork. This team should be made up of HR, the employee, the employee’s manager and possibly some specialist help in the shape of Occupational Health. Bringing in Occupational Health allows us to make better, more informed decisions; so, it’s really important…

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Are Vegetarianism and Veganism Protected under The Equality Act?

The recent tribunal case of Conisbee v Crossley Farms looked at whether Vegetarianism should be viewed at as a philosophical belief under The Equality Act. We know already that The Equality Act protects religion and philosophical belief. However, whether a philosophical belief qualifies to be protected is determined by a number of factors: Is genuinely…

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