ACAS Update: Working safely during coronavirus

ACAS Update: Working safely during coronavirus Please find the latest updates from ACAS on returning to the workplace. Returning to the workplace It’s important that employers talk to staff as early as possible about when they can return to the workplace. Staff should continue to work from home if they can. Planning to return to…

August 4, 2020
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Race Discrimination in the Workplace

A guide to Race Discrimination in the workplace from Monaco Solicitors By considering race discrimination in white-collar work environments, Alex Monaco guides you through the experiences of a BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) employee subjected to race discrimination, and advises you of what to do if you have been racially discriminated against at work….

July 28, 2020
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Coronavirus: Employee Rights

Article contributed by Alex Monaco, Monaco Solicitors.  Coronavirus: employee rights There have been unprecedented impacts on employees’ rights during this coronavirus pandemic, including the right to health and safety and the right to be paid. If your employer has cut your pay because you have refused to attend an unsafe workplace or you have been…

July 20, 2020
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Chancellor extends furlough scheme until October

Chancellor extends furlough scheme until October As expected, the Chancellor has announced that the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October 2020. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-extends-furlough-scheme-until-october Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until end of October furloughed workers across UK will continue to receive 80% of their current salary, up to £2,500…

May 12, 2020
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Chancellor extends furlough scheme to end of June

This is great news from the Chancellor today which will hopefully allow businesses a little more time before they have to start considering redundancies and with luck avoid a raft of permanent job losses over the summer. Under the Trades Union and Labour Relations Consolidations Act 1992 redundancy programmes involving more than 100 employees require…

April 17, 2020
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Furlough scheme cut-off date extended to 19 March

Furlough scheme cut-off date extended to 19 March Thousands more employees will able to receive support through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) after the eligibility date was extended to 19 March 2020, the government announced today. Information taken from gov.uk eligibility cut-off date for Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended to 19 March 2020 the…

April 16, 2020
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Be careful of what you post on Social Media!

Be careful what you post on Social Media! Early on in my career I somehow managed to cut and paste the contents of an email describing a recent stag do I had been on, as opposed to the job advert I had just written, and then proceeded to post that onto an online job board. ...
April 13, 2020
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April 2020: Employment Law Update from ACAS

Upcoming changes to the law - April 2020 Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay The Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Act 2018 has now been passed by Royal Assent and is expected to come into force in April. It will give all employed parents the right to 2 weeks' leave if they lose a child under...
April 6, 2020
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May 2019: Changes to Employment Law

2019 brings with it a raft of changes to UK employment law. Brexit is set to be the dominating issue for many in HR this year, but while the outcomes there are far from clear, other laws are coming into force with certainty. From pay gap reporting to parental bereavement leave, HR professionals should pull…

May 28, 2019
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Parents reveal struggle to balance work and home life!

Parents reveal struggle to balance work and home life! Almost one in five (18%) working parents have deliberately slowed down their career progression as they have struggled to balance their working life with their responsibilities at home. According to the 2018 Modern Families Index, published by work-life charity Working Families and childcare provider Bright Horizons,…

March 8, 2019
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