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We have had a  summer with heat-waves, and the hot weather may well stay with us for a while. So, what are the rules on staff  working in hot weather conditions? Well, essentially, there are no hard and fast rules, more a “reasonable” approach. The Health and...

At the time of writing, some 1.7 million people are thought to be isolating after receiving an alert or being contacted. The figures however may be widely skewed and now, one in five  users of the contact and trace app have, according to a survey by...

A number of  employment tribunal cases are coming under scrutiny now where Covid-19 -19 concerns are being cited as reasons for unfair dismissal. As an employer of domestic and household staff the circumstances will be of specific interest to you. The following resumes of two cases where...

The scheme, which has protected millions of jobs, is due to close at the end of September. According to the government  11.6 million jobs have been supported since the scheme began. The total cost from March 2020 until furlough closes at the end of September this...

  If you or any friends are still suffering following a Covid-19 infection, you or they could well be experiencing the symptoms of Long Covid. But how do you know and what are these symptoms? Long Covid is a very new health condition, the symptoms of which are...

Of course you chat with friends about new jobs, pay and pay rises, and one topic doing the rounds at the moment is the news in the press, that pay is currently rising at close to 10%. “Wow, so is that what we ask for now?” Absolutely...

  There has been considerable publicity recently about an employee who won at an Employment Tribunal after he was sacked for going to a pub when he was off sick. So, does that open the door for you to do the same, after all if it’s OK...

As more employers offer equal parenthood leave and paid leave for employees who experience the loss of a pregnancy, does it set out leave benefits which all employers will feel the need to follow? The latest move in this direction has been the The John Lewis...

If your domestic or household staff are continuing to be ill following a Covid-19 infection, they could be suffering from Long Covid. So what are the symptoms? What are the implications for continuing payment? What are the compensation implications? The situation is complex, but it is important...