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EU Settlement Scheme

Deadline: 30 June 2021! Employers with EEA employees should encourage them to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme if they wish to remain working in the U.K. as they only have until 30 June 2021 to do so. Applications can be made here: Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status) – GOV.UK Read more about EU Settlement Scheme[…]

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All Equal at Tesco?

Female workers in Tesco stores are arguing that they have failed to receive equal pay when compared with colleagues in the Distribution Centres who are mostly male. This case was considered by the European Court of Justice (as the case started before Brexit) and whilst it still has a long way to go, the ECJ Read more about All Equal at Tesco?[…]

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Furlough over the summer holidays?

The UK furlough scheme is currently due to run until the end of September 2021. Employers may well find that employees want to work flexibly over the forthcoming school summer holidays – and where that is operationally possible then it would be good employee relations practice to allow it given the times we currently live Read more about Furlough over the summer holidays?[…]

HR Spring Cleaning

April is always a busy month for HR professionals and this month is no different (never mind that we are still in the middle of a pandemic!). Here are some pointers: Ensure workers are paid the national living/minimum wage It is that time of year again! The national living wage increased to £8.91 per hour Read more about HR Spring Cleaning[…]

EU Settlement Scheme

Critically, the freedom of movement for European Economic Area (“EEA”) and Swiss nationals ended on 31 December 2020. As such, eligible employees need to apply for pre-settled or settled status under the scheme by 30 June 2021. Achieving this status means that the individual resided in the UK prior to 31 December 2020 and would Read more about EU Settlement Scheme[…]

Supreme Court in Aisle 2!

The two roles of shop floor workers and warehouse staff at Asda can be compared for assessing equal pay, the Supreme Court has ruled. The Supreme Court confirmed that the terms and conditions of shop floor staff and distribution centre workers can be compared with one another, even if the two groups of workers are Read more about Supreme Court in Aisle 2![…]

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Modern Slavery

The Government has committed to making changes to the rules on publishing modern slavery and human trafficking statements. According to the Gov UK statement, it will be mandatory for organisations to report on certain areas when publishing their statement. Businesses will be required to publish their reports on a government-run reporting service and there will Read more about Modern Slavery[…]

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COVID Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which was due to close at the end of October 2020, has been extended until 30 April 2021. The Job Support Scheme launch has also been postponed. Employers with a UK bank account and who operate UK PAYE schemes are eligible to make a claim, even if they have not Read more about COVID Job Retention Scheme[…]