Employment Law News Analysis

The coronavirus vaccine – considerations for employers
By Lauren Wilson, Solicitor. For most of us, the coronavirus vaccine is the light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. As an employer, you may be wondering...
Lauren Wilson
22nd Feb 2021
The New Treasury Direction – Can Employees Still Spend Notice Periods on Furlough?
By Lauren Wilson   In order to formalise the changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the CJRS) taking effect from 1 July 2020, including...
Lauren Wilson
3rd Jul 2020
Dealing with safety concerns as we return to work
By David Reid, Director.   As the governments in the nations of the UK continue to work through their roadmaps for enabling businesses to start...
David Reid
11th Jun 2020
Self-quarantine requirement upon arrival in the UK
By Angela Strzyzewska, Solicitor.   The government has recently announced that from 8 June 2020, anyone arriving in the UK (whether as a resident...
Angela Strzyzewska
4th Jun 2020
Making your workplace COVID-secure
Employers have a duty to protect the health and safety of their employees. This duty will be particularly important as employees start to return to work while...

13th May 2020
Parental Bereavement Leave
By Louise Walker, Associate Director.   Further to our JEL alert of 24 January 2020, last week saw the introduction into UK law of the new employee...
Louise Walker
16th Apr 2020
The Good Work Plan changes coming in to force in April 2020: are your employee contracts compliant?
By Fiona Gorry, Senior Solicitor.   In our last update we advised that, from 6 April 2020, the framework for providing a Statement of Initial Employment...
Fiona Gorry
20th Feb 2020
What to expect from employment law in 2019
By David Reid, Director.   As 2019 starts to gather momentum, we take this opportunity to look forward to some of the issues and developments on...
David Reid
4th Feb 2019
The Ashers Bakery Case - Why the Bakery Won
By David Reid, Director.   In this analysis, I look at the basis for yesterday’s decision in the case of the Northern Irish bakery which refused...
David Reid
11th Oct 2018
Getting HR Ready for GDPR
As you may be aware, the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in the UK on 25 May 2018. GDPR brings with it a new regime for data protection...
Caroline Cockbain
18th Jan 2018
European Court of Justice rules worker prevented from taking annual leave due to sickness can carry it forward to next holiday year
In the case of Sobczyszyn v Szkoła Podstawowa w Rzeplinie, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) considered whether a Polish teacher who was unable to take...
David Reid
9th Aug 2016
Following Brexit, what now for UK employment law?
UK votes to leave. EU Referendum results, what now for UK employment law?
David Reid
24th Jun 2016
Holiday pay update
Many of our readers will already have read in the press that the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) dismissed the appeal of British Gas in the well-publicised Lock case.
Stuart Swan
19th May 2016
Monitoring of personal messages - Comments
As reported in our news article the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) recently handed down a high profile decision concerning an employee’s right to privacy.
Gillian Melville
19th Jan 2016
Glasgow bin lorry inquiry report – implications for those providing employment references
Last December, Mr Harry Clarke, who was employed by Glasgow City Council (GCC), was involved in a crash whilst driving a bin lorry, resulting in the deaths...
David McRae
14th Dec 2015
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