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Understanding and complying with new regulations that affect your business is key to helping recruit and retain the best staff and to put in place successful HR plans and policies.
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Nick Hurley interviewed by GB News on the legal ramifications of employers insisting employees have the COVID-19 vaccine
Nick considers the potential dangers of employers setting a precedent by adopting a 'No Jab, No Job' policy.
Record success for Charles Russell Speechlys’ Private Wealth practice in Chambers HNW 2021 directory
We are delighted to have once again been recognised as a leader in our field in the Chambers High Net Worth 2021 Guide.
Michael Powner writes for People Management and explains how employers can carry out an equal pay audit
How do employers carry out an equal pay audit?
COVID-19 Vaccination – can an employer make it compulsory for employees?
We review what legal issues to take into account when considering to make vaccination compulsory as an employer.
Changes to Right to Work Checks from 1 July 2021
EEA citizens and their family members are required to evidence immigration status in the UK, in the same way as other foreign nationals.
Changes to Right to Rent Checks from 1 July 2021
Following the UK’s departure from the EU, the right to rent checks grace period of six months will end on 30 June.
Michael Powner and Laurence Whymark write for The Caterer on the implications of the new tipping laws on the hospitality industry
Operators will soon have to pass on tips to staff without deductions.
Top 7 Data Protection Tips for Employers
Here are our top 7 data protection tips for employers.
The EAT has held that “gender critical” beliefs are protected under the Equality Act 2010
The EAT has held that “gender critical” beliefs come within the definition of philosophical belief under the Equality Act
Nick Hurley quoted by the Daily Mirror on the legal implications of implementing a 'No Jab, No Job' policy
"'No jab, no job' may seem clear and concise, but whether an employer can make it mandatory is far from straightforward.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Avicenna Group on duo of pharmacy group acquisitions
The acquisition takes Avicenna to a total of 135 pharmacy branches.
Briony Richards writes for Employment Law Journal on when an employer can dismiss for expression of faith-based views
Briony Richards examines two recent cases in which a Christian claimed he was discriminated against due to his beliefs.
Rachel Warren writes for People Management on how businesses should deal with sexual misconduct allegations
Rachel Warren outlines the pitfalls for unwary employers dealing with workplace sexual harassment claims.
Lucy Heath quoted by People Management on the value of HR expertise to an organisation
A qualified HR person, whether in-house or external, will have the right qualification and know how to handle issues.
Linking ESG and Executive Pay
How does a business go about embedding a focus on strong ESG performance into the structures and culture of its organisation?
Amelia Goodwin and Georgina O'Sullivan write for Pharmacy Business on managing employee performance
Why contractors should prioritise performance management of employees as a regular feature of their business strategy.
Have your say: MAC call for evidence on Intra-Company Visa Route
The MAC, has launched a call for evidence on the Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) immigration route.
Sleep-in workers not entitled to NMW for entire shift
A unanimous ruling by The Supreme Court in the Royal Mencap v Tomlinson-Blake and another case.
Amelia Goodwin quoted by People Management, Home Care Insight and Care Home Management on the implications of the Supreme Court's ruling in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake
The court found that care providers do not have to pay the minimum wage to staff for time that they are asleep but on call during shifts.
Michael Powner quoted by People Management on the implications of Uber's decision to pay drivers minimum wage
Uber’s rollout of living wage will put further pressure on other gig economy firms to follow suit.