Re-introduction of the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme
By Gillian Cumming, Senior Solicitor.   On 21 December 2021, the Chancellor announced that the SSP Rebate Scheme (the Scheme) which ended on 30...
Gillian Cumming
21st Jan 2022
Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday
By Louise Walker, Associate Director.   This year, the late May bank holiday weekend will be moved to Thursday 2 June with an additional bank holiday...
Louise Walker
18th Jan 2022
Temporary Changes to Statutory Sick Pay Rules (Evidence of Incapacity)
By Lauren Wilson, Solicitor. Emergency legislation has been passed by the UK Government which temporarily extends the period for which individuals can...
Lauren Wilson
20th Dec 2021
Just Employment Law’s Auction for Pancreatic Cancer Action Scotland
By David McRae, Managing Director.   November is pancreatic cancer awareness month and Thursday 18 November 2021 is World Pancreatic Cancer Day....
David McRae
4th Nov 2021
Minimum wage increased rates from April 2022 released
By Pauline Hughes, Solicitor.   This week, the Government announced the increased National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates which will...
Pauline Hughes
29th Oct 2021
The right to request flexible working to become a day one right?
By Angela Strzyzewska, Senior Solicitor. Currently, only employees with at least 26 weeks’ service are legally entitled to make a flexible working request...
Angela Strzyzewska
24th Sep 2021
Changes to Self-Isolation Rules
By Emma Grossmith, Senior Solicitor. The UK Government confirmed last week that those in England who are ‘double jabbed’ with the coronavirus vaccine...
Emma Grossmith
27th Aug 2021
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
By Caroline Cockbain, Associate Director.   Sexual harassment has been unlawful for decades and yet, in recent years, as more and more people perhaps...
Caroline Cockbain
26th Jul 2021
Government Publishes Working Safely Guidance for Employers in England
By David Reid, Director. With so-called “Freedom Day” having arrived in England, resulting in most COVID-related legal restrictions being lifted from...
David Reid
19th Jul 2021
Changes to the Furlough Scheme from 1 July 2021
By Lauren Wilson, Solicitor.   As we reported previously, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the “furlough scheme”) is currently envisaged...
Lauren Wilson
30th Jun 2021
Increased rates in April 2021
By David Reid, Director.   As today is the first day of the new tax year, the annual index-linked increases to various employment law rates and...
David Reid
6th Apr 2021
Increase to compensation awards at the Employment Tribunal
By Pauline Hughes, Solicitor.   The scope of the compensatory awards which the Employment Tribunal has powers to order that employers make to successful...
Pauline Hughes
31st Mar 2021
Supreme Court rules that care sector workers not entitled to National Minimum Wage while sleeping
By Angela Strzyzewska, Senior Solicitor.   The Supreme Court ruled last week that carers who are required to sleep at their workplace in case they...
Angela Strzyzewska
24th Mar 2021
Updated shielding guidance in Scotland
By Louise Walker, Associate Director.   Following our JEL alert yesterday where we outlined that after 1 April 2021, shielding will no longer be...
Louise Walker
19th Mar 2021
Shielding no longer required in England and Wales after 1 April 2021
By Louise Walker, Associate Director.   Individuals who are considered to be extremely clinically vulnerable have been required to shield at various...
Louise Walker
18th Mar 2021
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