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Employment law is constantly changing, and dealing with HR and employment law issues can be one of the most difficult factors in running your business or organisation.

It’s therefore crucial to ensure that you get the right advice at the right time to ensure that you keep on track. Our Employment Law specialists in Chesterfield, Sheffield and Mansfield have many years of experience advising and guiding employers to ensure that they get the best outcomes. We can guide you through the entire life cycle of the employment relationship from recruitment to termination.

 

 

 

Employment Law: Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Employment Law: Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Age discrimination claims to employment tribunals have risen steeply since the pandemic, and a recent case has highlighted the challenge for employers using a mandatory retirement age.  

Employee rights –  Compulsory Vaccinations Update September 2021

Employee rights – Compulsory Vaccinations Update September 2021

From 11 November 2021, all care home workers and anyone entering a care home must be fully vaccinated, unless they are medically exempt under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021.

Flexible working- what are my rights?

Flexible working- what are my rights?

A recent employment tribunal found in favour of a woman – a sales manager for a small estate agent in London, and a mum of one – whose request for more flexible working was refused by her employer.

Compulsory vaccinations in the care sector

Compulsory vaccinations in the care sector

With the Covid-19 vaccine fast being rolled out across the country and all over 18’s to be offered a first dose by the end of June 2021, the Government has now mandated that all people working in elderly care MUST be vaccinated in order to continue to do this work. The new legislation, which is subject to Parliamentary approval, is expected to come into force from October.

Recruitment - How to get it right

Recruitment - How to get it right

In our latest blog Head of Employment Law, Katie Ash, goes through the eight key steps to lawfully recruiting someone into your business.  It can be a costly mistake to ignore the rules and get this wrong.

An employer's guide to flexible working

An employer's guide to flexible working

Flexible working has been at the forefront of many businesses since the pandemic began, and for many it is now time to formalise a flexible working policy. This guide tells you how to handle flexible working requests but we can also assist with a policy if required.

Out of hours communication – do you know the law?

Out of hours communication – do you know the law?

For many business owners and decision makers, the lockdown restrictions introduced as a result of the Covid-19 crisis have provided them with an unprecedented opportunity to review their operations.

Supreme Court rules sleep-in shift workers not eligible for National Minimum Wage

Supreme Court rules sleep-in shift workers not eligible for National Minimum Wage

To the dismay of employees, but a decision arguably welcomed by employers, the Supreme Court has recently ruled in cases Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad and another (T/A Clifton House Residential Home) that sleep-in shift workers are not ‘working’ when they are asleep. This in turn means that care workers should only be paid the National Minimum Wage hourly rate on sleep-in shifts when they are awake for the purposes of actively working.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Your Questions Answered

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Your Questions Answered

Over time, the gap between women’s and men’s median hourly earnings has been narrowing. In fact, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) it has fallen by over a quarter among full-time employees in the last decade.

 

How to calculate holiday pay in 2021: an update on legislative changes

How to calculate holiday pay in 2021: an update on legislative changes

For many businesses, calculating holiday pay is a straight-forward process. Employers are, within the parameters of the law, able to dictate how many annual leave days or hours a staff member is entitled to.

The Uber Ruling and the future for the Gig Economy.

The Uber Ruling and the future for the Gig Economy.

On the 20th February 2021, the Supreme Court handed down its Judgment in the long awaited Uber case (Uber BV and Others v Aslam and Others). All six Judges unanimously ruled that the Uber drivers were workers, not self-employed contractors and as a result were entitled to basic employment rights like National Minimum Wage, holiday pay and sick pay.

My employer has asked me to have the vaccine-  what are my rights?

My employer has asked me to have the vaccine- what are my rights?

With the Covid-19 vaccine being rolled out across the country, many are starting to wonder when it will be their turn.

To date, vulnerable, front-line, care home staff and social workers have been at the front of the queue, with plans now afoot to reach the rest of the UK’s 66 million residents.

Redundancy in the hospitality sector: what do employers need to consider?

Redundancy in the hospitality sector: what do employers need to consider?

With the country now in its third lockdown, it is clear that the hospitality sector has been hit the hardest and with no sign of hotels, pubs and restaurants reopening soon, employers in this sector will be almost certainly be facing some tough decisions about their staff in the coming weeks and months.

Skilled Worker Visas: What your HR team need to know

Skilled Worker Visas: What your HR team need to know

After a lengthy transition period, the UK has now left the EU with a deal agreed. While many possible scenarios have been discussed at length in recent years, until now we have been limited to speculation and conjecture in terms of what the outcome might be. Not to mention how it might affect businesses and, more specifically, employees.

Looking after your workforce-  what are your responsibilities for lone workers?

Looking after your workforce- what are your responsibilities for lone workers?

Employers need to protect the mental health of those who work alone. This blog gives you an overview of what you should be considering.

What is the Good Work Plan and why does it matter?

What is the Good Work Plan and why does it matter?

For many, 2020 will go down in history as the year that changed everything, and one of the most significant changes was the way in which we work.

Restrictive Covenants

Restrictive Covenants

At Banner Jones Solicitors, we can help with all aspects of employment law. In this video, we will discuss restrictive covenants and how they can impact you. For more information, watch our video. 

Coronavirus - Extended Furlough Guide

Coronavirus - Extended Furlough Guide

With the furlough scheme being extended and on-going decisions around the safe return to the workplace, home working and potential redundancies, we have updated this guide to cover the key points that your business may wish to consider.

Protecting your business and your employees during difficult trading periods

Protecting your business and your employees during difficult trading periods

As the country continues to grapple with the evolving situation relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, many businesses and business owners are reacting in real time to the government advice relating to social distancing and non-essential travel.

The Good Work Plan

The Good Work Plan

Whilst the end of the calendar year can often prove busy from an operational perspective within many organisations spanning many sectors, for business owners and decision makers the period leading up to the financial year end is usually the most demanding.
Handling Holiday Season as an Employer

Handling Holiday Season as an Employer

The weather is finally getting warmer and it looks like summer has almost arrived. There is a buzz around the office as people are getting ready to jet off on their holidays.
Dementia in the workplace – what are your responsibilities

Dementia in the workplace – what are your responsibilities

In a previous article, we looked at the impact of the country’s ageing population on the UK workforce, and the subsequent impact that it was having on employers and businesses large and small.

Redundancy Procedure Guide

Redundancy Procedure Guide

We have put together a redundancy procedure guide for employers to outline the full process, selecting people for redundancy, common mistakes and vital information you should consider to be able to make informed decisions.

Disciplinary Action Guide

Disciplinary Action Guide

We have put together a Disciplinary Action Guide for Employers featuring procedures, problems and grievances.

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