Employment Law Update │ February 2022

Employment law update

Employment Law Update │ February 2022 James Mallon, our HR Business Partner, provides an employment law update for February, covering employee dismissals, tribunals and more. 1. Covid Restrictions End Thursday 24th February 2022 All Covid restrictions will end in England on Thursday and free mass testing will stop from 1 April. The prime minister told… Continue reading

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Firms Told to “Work Even Harder” as Vacancies Rise

Vacancies

Firms Told to “Work Even Harder” as Vacancies Rise Employers looking to draw in new talent have been warned they will need to “work even harder” as official statistics show vacancies continue to rise. The statistics around vacancies The office of national statistics has recently released the latest market overview. The figures this overview has… Continue reading

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Are Hybrid Work Models Still Working? │ Health and Safety

Hybrid

Are Hybrid Work Models Still Working? │ Health and Safety In this month’s Health and Safety update, our H&S Consultant, Colin Jones asked if your remote or hybrid model is still working, and discussed the key health and safety issues that may occur. Changing Work Models It is clear from the past 20 months or… Continue reading

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Plan B Restrictions to End in England

Plan B restrictions

Plan B Restrictions to end in England On 19 January, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the end of Plan B restrictions in England. The Prime Minister told MPs that scientists believed the omicron variant had peaked nationally and that the government has been looking to reintroduce plan A.  The New Rules From 27 January the… Continue reading

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Legal Risks of Reducing Sick Pay for the Unvaccinated

Unvaccinated

Legal Risks of Reducing Sick Pay for the Unvaccinated There have been multiple reports of employers limiting the sick pay entitlement of unvaccinated employees. Our Senior HR Advisor, Claire McGuinness, takes a look at potential risks in terms of contractual entitlements, discrimination and employee relations. Although individual policies vary from employer to employer, a typical approach is to withhold sick… Continue reading

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