- Fire and Re-Hire: The 4 R’s Of A Controversial Practice

With the end of the furlough scheme approaching (on 30th September 2021) many organisations may find themselves in a position where their existing employment terms and conditions are no longer viable. A decades-old practice, receiving much publicity recently, is ‘Dismissal and Re-engagement’, more commonly known as ‘Fire and Rehire’; so much so that the Department

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- The Return Of The Summer Holiday?

Looking out of the window as I write this it is apparent that summer is fast approaching, and with it, the traditional holiday period and the long school summer break. We remain hopeful that the COVID-19 restrictions will continue to ease, including those imposed on international travel, albeit with the traffic light system in place,

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- The Post Pandemic Hybrid Organisation – Part 2

Inspired by the global disruption to traditional working practices caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, is a hybrid model of working where employees work part-time from the workplace and part-time from home, suited to your organisation? In last month’s blog post, we looked at the overriding changes organisations would need to consider when making the shift

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- The Post-Pandemic Hybrid Organisation

The global, government-initiated responses to Covid-19 have meant that many organisations have had to close their offices indefinitely, with many employees moving to homeworking. This massive change brought to the forefront the need to adjust processes, to embrace digital communications, and, through a situation rarely dealt with prior to the pandemic – the need to

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- Vaccinations and the Workplace – A Q&A with Su Allen HR

The global occurrence of Covid-19 and the subsequent restrictions, regulations, safeguards and now vaccines created to combat it have raised many discussions on workplace health and safety, managing risk, personal choice and freedom, privacy, and many more that will undoubtedly develop as the year progresses. Therefore, this month’s blog is a Q&A, featuring the most

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- Employing People With Criminal Records

On 28 November 2020, changes to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) filtering rules came into effect, to remove the ‘multiple convictions rule’ and prevent the disclosure of youth cautions. Filtering rules exclude certain information about minor criminal offences from DBS certificates.  These are termed ‘protected cautions’ or ‘protected convictions’.  Under the previous filtering functions,

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- Employment Law in 2020 – This Is The Year That Was

Every year, UK Employment Legislation sees a number of changes, to accommodate new precedents set by cases and court rulings, and to reflect changes to lifestyles, societal needs, political landscapes and more. I think we can probably all agree that 2020, possibly more so than any other year in recent memory, handed those out in

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- When an Employee Requests Their Personal Data – A Q&A with Su Allen HR

A Subject Access Request, known as an S.A.R., is a request made by an employee to their employer for information held about them.  Although there could be a number of motives for these requests, they are typically made as part of an intended grievance. As an unexpected side effect of living and working in a

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- Concerns, Confusion and the ‘Covid Secure’ Workplace

Back in July 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised that workers should “start to go back to work if [they] can” Whilst this advice has once again shifted (he is now saying that people should work from home again, where they can!), what is clear is that it is essential that employers are responsible for

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