Why do we have Employment Law UK?

Why do we have Employment Law UK?

Posted on Tuesday 29 September 2020

Employment Law is a wide-ranging term covering all parts of employment. It includes everything from recruitment practices, contracts, discrimination, as well as unfair dismissal. Why do we have Employment Law? Employment Law serves as a regulator between an employee and a business. In complying with...

Job Support Scheme: What You Need To Know!

Job Support Scheme: What You Need To Know!

Posted on Thursday 24 September 2020

What is the Job Support Scheme? The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today (24th September 2020) announced a new help package, Job Support Scheme, commencing 1st November 2020 to replace the furlough scheme which ends at the end of October 2020. By doing so, the Government is...

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COVID-19: Employers’ Liability Claims

Posted on Friday 18 September 2020

*Please note that the following article refers only to regular employees who work for a traditional employer. People who are self-employed or "gig economy" workers are unlikely to be able to claim compensation under common civil employment laws, even if they contracted Covid-19 while working. ...

Confidentiality Agreement or Non-Disclosure Agreement in Employment Disputes?

Non-Disclosure Agreements in Employment Disputes

Posted on Wednesday 16 September 2020

Confidentiality agreements or non-disclosure agreements (NDA) are a regular aspect of many sectors, employment being one of them. Employers often use them to ensure an employee or ex-employee stays quiet about certain aspects of the job or company. In the UK, while also being used to protect certain...

Types of Employment: Advantages and Disadvantages

Types of Employment: Advantages and Disadvantages

Posted on Wednesday 26 August 2020

There are many types of employment. It used to be that full-time work was the most common type of employment. Now, both small and large companies often have positions for temporary, contracted and part-time workers as well. There are different advantages and disadvantages to each...

How to claim back employment tribunal fees?

How to claim back employment tribunal fees?

Posted on Friday 21 August 2020

The Supreme Court abolished the need to pay for employment tribunals on 26th July 2017. You can now receive a refund for your tribunal fees. From 15th November 2017, you are now able to have your fee reimbursed.  The Government has estimated that they will...

Employment Issues: Where to find help?

Employment Issues: Where to find help?

Posted on Tuesday 18 August 2020

Having a job is one of the most critical aspects of the lives of many people. A vast portion of the population builds their lives around their work. Due to this, it is essential to ensure that your working environment is a positive one.  Often,...

Workplace Bullying: What can you do about it?

Workplace Bullying: What can you do about it?

Posted on Monday 17 August 2020

'Bullying' commonly conjures up images of children running around a playground, making fun of one another. Although childhood bullies should outgrow their disrespectful and unruly behaviours, this does not always happen.  Workplace bullying remains a terrible issue for both employees and employers. Harassment in the workplace can...

The UK Employment Allowance Explained!

The UK Employment Allowance Explained!

Posted on Monday 17 August 2020

Are you a small business owner who pays a large sum of National insurance each year? Are you aware of a scheme that can reduce this cost for your company? You may be eligible to apply for the Employment Allowance. What is the Employment Allowance?...

How to complain about a recruitment agency?

How to complain about a recruitment agency?

Posted on Friday 14 August 2020

So you have been struggling to find a job, perhaps you want to become an agency worker? What does this entail? Agency workers do not necessarily have the same right as usual employees in an organisation. For example, recruitment agencies are in charge of timesheets...

What is an Employment Tribunal?

What is an Employment Tribunal?

Posted on Monday 10 August 2020

Workplaces can be volatile environments, and sometimes disputes arise that are hard or even impossible to resolve internally. These issues can arise for any number of reasons; from health and safety concerns, to pay disputes and improper conduct.  Any of these issues can cause strain...

Can my boss make me go back to work?

Can your employer make you go back to work?

Posted on Tuesday 4 August 2020

Since March 2020, we have been on a rollercoaster ride in both personal and professional lives. That initial shock of the office closing and so many of us suddenly needing to work from home led to a panicky couple of weeks as ironing boards became...

COVID-19 Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

COVID-19 Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

Posted on Thursday 30 July 2020

The effects of Covid-19 have hit every corner of our society. The furlough scheme for employees helped thousands of workers during the lockdown period and meant that mass layoffs were for the most part avoided.  Thankfully, a similar scheme was also introduced for the self-employed sector of...

Employee Status – A guide for Employers

Employee Status – A Guide For Employers

Posted on Wednesday 29 July 2020

As an employer, understanding employment law and the rights of your workforce is critical to minimise the risk of any employment-related problems. To get the best out of your workforce, having a good working relationship with them is essential, and if they all feel that...

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