The Coronavirus Bill: Emergency Legislation on its way

The Coronavirus Bill: Emergency Legislation on its way Emergency measures to give ministers powers to take action against the public to help control the Coronavirus outbreak have been published in

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Employees affected by School Closures

Employees affected by School Closures On 18th March 2020, the government announced that schools in the UK are to shut from Friday until further notice as a response to the

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Lay off and Short time working

Lay off and Short time working This advice note set outs an employer’s options when it comes to dealing with a temporary downturn in work when redundancies would ideally be

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Redundancy

Redundancy: Advice for Employers Most employers recognise the fact that situations will arise where the need for work of a particular kind will reduce or, where the volume of the

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Coronavirus: Update for Employers

Coronavirus: Update for Employers Further to the most recent developments in respect of the Covid-19 outbreak, please find detailed below Howarths’ latest advice for employers in respect of the key

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When Employees Damage their Employer’s Reputation

When Employees Damage their Employer’s Reputation   SORS Dismissal There are five potentially fair reasons for dismissal: capability, conduct, redundancy or breach of a statutory duty or restriction and “some

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Vegan Society Launches Guidelines Following Tribunal Ruling

Vegan Society launches guidelines following Tribunal ruling that “ethical veganism” is a protected characteristic Last month we commented on the “landmark” ruling in the case brought by Mr Casamitjana against

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New Points-Based System for Immigration announced

  New Points-Based System for Immigration announced On 19 February 2020, the government published a policy statement setting out the initial details for a new UK points-based immigration system from

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April 2020 Employment Law Changes!

All Change! The April 2020 Employment Law Changes It is nearly that time of year again when Employment Laws, as we have known them for the previous 12 months, are

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Discriminating against Vegans: What employers should know

Discriminating against Vegans: What employers should know In a widely reported decision, the Employment Tribunal has found in a preliminary hearing that Mr Jordi Casamitjana’s belief of ethical veganism is

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