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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Employment Law Update | January 2022

Employment Law

Employment Law Update | January 2022 James Mallon, our HR Business Partner, has provided us with an Employment Law Update for the month of January 2022. 1. Vicarious Liability The Court of Appeal in Chell v Tarmac Cement And Lime Ltd held that employer be held vicariously liable for the actions of its employees when engaging… Continue reading

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Health and Safety and Why We Need It

Workplace Health and Safety

Health and Safety and Why We Need It In this month’s Health and Safety update, our H&S Consultant, Colin Jones discussed the importance of H&S in the workplace and why all employers need it. What is the history of the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSW, HSWA, HASAW 1974 or HASAWA)? Now in its… Continue reading

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Sick Pay for Unvaccinated Employees

Unvaccinated

Sick Pay for Unvaccinated Employees As coronavirus restrictions begin to ease for those who are vaccinated, some employers are beginning to look at sick pay for individuals currently unvaccinated. Self-isolation guidance has been eased for those who have received their vaccination recently, however, there was no change for those unvaccinated people that come in to… Continue reading

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