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Latest Employment law articles

  • Checking an employee's right to work – getting ready for post-lockdown recruitment

    Checking an employee's right to work – getting ready for post-lockdown recruitment

    At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Home Office implemented temporary adjustments allowing for different means to confirm an employee's right to work in the UK. These are due to end this summer, and with Brexit, where the employment of an individual takes place and that person does not have permission to work in the UK, fines of up to £20,000 per illegal worker can easily occur.

  • Can you ask pre-employment health questions?

    Can you ask pre-employment health questions?

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission ("EHRC") is Great Britain's national equality body with responsibility for promoting and upholding equality laws. They recently published a report regarding the practice of Elite Careplus Limited (ECL) asking pre-employment health questions.

  • Six tactics to help businesses operate during EURO 2020

    Six tactics to help businesses operate during EURO 2020

    The countdown to EURO 2020 has officially started, and anticipation is growing amongst fans for the tournament across Europe. In general, employees should enjoy coming to work and social events such as the EURO 2020 can act as useful catalysts for team building when used in the right way.

  • ACAS publishes new guidance on dealing with "long COVID"

    ACAS publishes new guidance on dealing with "long COVID"

    For some time now, the NHS have recognised that contracting coronavirus ("COVID-19") can not only have an immediate impact on an individual's life and general well-being, but that the infection can also have long-term effects for some (commonly referred to as "long COVID", "post-COVID-19 syndrome", or "long-tail COVID").