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
Further Extension of the Furlough Scheme as the UK Emerges from Lockdown
By Caroline Cockbain, Associate Director.   As widely reported in the news this week, in yesterday's Spring Budget, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak,...
Caroline Cockbain
4th Mar 2021
Supreme Court Confirms that Uber Drivers are Workers
By Gillian Cumming, Senior Solicitor.   The much-anticipated judgment of the final appeal of the Uber Case to the Supreme Court has today been...
Gillian Cumming
19th Feb 2021
Furlough Scheme Extended (Again) and 80% Contribution Promised Until April 2021
By Lauren Wilson, Solicitor.   Yesterday afternoon, the government announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme) is being...
Lauren Wilson
18th Dec 2020
ACAS Early Conciliation period extended to six weeks
By Caroline Cockbain, Associate Director.   Earlier this month, legislation was passed to extend the ACAS Early Conciliation period from one month...
Caroline Cockbain
11th Dec 2020
National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates increase in April 2021
By Pauline Hughes, Solicitor.   The Government has just announced the increased National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates which will...
Pauline Hughes
4th Dec 2020
World Pancreatic Cancer Day
By David McRae, Managing Director.   November is pancreatic cancer awareness month and today, Thursday 19 November, is World Pancreatic Cancer...
David McRae
19th Nov 2020
Treasury Direction on extended furlough scheme – Notice periods no longer covered
By David Reid, Director.   On Friday, the Treasury published its fourth Direction to HMRC on the operation of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme...
David Reid
16th Nov 2020
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