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

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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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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