Employees can now be signed off work when sick by nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physiotherapists who can sign statements of fitness for work, also known as a GP fit note. But what might this mean for employers who suspect that a worker is exaggerating their condition for some reason?
In this podcast listen to the case of Sejpal v Rodericks Dental Limited, which focuses on the status of a dentist and was heard by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), tried to offer some clarity on how the tests for employment status should be applied.
On 25 July 2022, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published guidance and revised application forms and tables to simplify the UK Binding Corporate Rules (UK BCRs) approval process for controllers and processors.
Much attention and concern has focussed on the use of combustible cladding in high rise buildings since the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017 where a fire destroyed the 24-storey block of flats in North Kensington and 72 people died.
Calculating holiday leave and pay for atypical workers has always been a complex topic. Previously many organisations ‘rolled up’ holiday pay for such workers meaning that they received enhanced salary instead of leave, but this was ruled unlawful following a decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in 2006.
Employers seeking to make changes to employees’ contracts usually do so in one of three ways. In the recent case of Tesco Stores Ltd v USDAW and ors, the Court of Appeal has allowed Tesco’s appeal against the High Court’s decision to grant an injunction restraining it from firing and rehiring employees in order to remove a ‘permanent’ contractual entitlement to enhanced pay.
Join Monica Atwal, on Thursday 15 September at 11am, for a quick round-up of all the HR related changes that took effect in 2022, including those that are still expected and those that have fallen off the agenda.
This summer has seen a surge in industrial action largely related to rising inflation and the hugely publicised cost of living crisis. Further planned strikes are currently due to go ahead on 27 July, 30 July, 18 August and 20 August. This is expected to cause severe disruption and we answer some commonly asked questions regarding industrial action below.