What is England’s ‘Living with Covid’ plan?

Living with Covid

What is England’s ‘Living with Covid’ plan? Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the “living with covid” plan that will see an end to all Covid restrictions in England. A similar announcement has been made by first minister Nicola Sturgeon, confirming Scotland will also relax many of its remaining rules in March. ‘Living with Covid’… Continue reading

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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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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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