8 04, 2024

New Law Alert : April 2024!

2024-04-08T16:02:09+00:00April 8th, 2024|Disability Discrimination, Employment Law News, For Employees, For Employers, Human Resources|

April 2024 brings with it many changes to HR and employment legislation. For those who were able to join me at our Employment Law Update webinar on 13 March 2024, this is a reminder of the key changes, now in force. Flexible Working Employees can now request flexible working from [...]

17 11, 2023

Significant Changes to Holiday Rules from 2024

2023-11-17T11:47:50+00:00November 17th, 2023|Employment Law News, For Employees, For Employers, Human Resources|

On 8 November 2023 the government finally responded to its consultation on reforms to the Working Time Regulations 1998, and at the same time published draft regulations which have been laid before Parliament. The proposed date for introduction of these changes is remarkably soon as 1 January 2024. These changes [...]

27 09, 2023

New Legislation – zero hours, agency, fixed term workers

2023-09-27T09:01:24+00:00September 27th, 2023|Employment Law News, For Employees, For Employers, Human Resources|

The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023 was passed on 18 September 2023, and introduces a new statutory right for workers to request a more predictable working pattern.  This act is not yet in force, and is expected to come into force in September 2024, giving employers a year [...]

11 09, 2023

WEBINAR – How to manage sick leave and disabilities in the workplace: tricky issues and top tips

2023-09-11T13:19:37+00:00September 11th, 2023|Charities, Disability Discrimination, For Employers, Human Resources, Sickness Absence|

I will be hosting a webinar with Helen Valls-Russell of Ergocom. This webinar will take place on Zoom on 12 October 2023 and will commence at 1:30pm and end by 4:45pm.  We will be looking at the complex topic of sickness absence.  We will cover practical considerations in obtaining medical [...]

5 09, 2023

ICO and ACAS Updates on Sickness Absence

2023-09-05T10:49:53+00:00September 5th, 2023|Charities, Disability Discrimination, Employment Law News, For Employees, For Employers, Human Resources, Privacy, Unfair Dismissal|

There have been two developments relating to sickness absence matters over the summer: ACAS has updated its Guidance on Sickness Absence which you can view here:  ACAS Sickness Absence Guidance The ACAS Sickness Absence Toolkit also contains some useful flowcharts and tips under the ‘assets’ section here: ACAS Sickness Absence [...]

24 07, 2023

Reasonable Adjustments considered for mental health and neurodiversity

2023-07-24T09:30:02+00:00July 24th, 2023|Disability Discrimination, Employment Law News, For Employers, Human Resources|

New ACAS Guidance ACAS has recently published guidance on Reasonable Adjustments for Mental Health, which you can read here:  https://www.acas.org.uk/reasonable-adjustments-for-mental-health This helpful guide sets out the definition of reasonable adjustments as well as examples, and gives practical advice to employees on requesting, and to employers on considering and responding to [...]

6 10, 2021

Podcast on Long-Term Health Conditions

2021-10-08T15:14:22+00:00October 6th, 2021|Employment Law News, For Employers, Podcasts|

Long-Term Health Conditions and potential Disabilities, including Long Covid In this podcast from Element Law, Kate Lawson talks with Helen Vals-Russell of Ergocom Vocational Rehabilitation Services about the key steps for employers to take in relation to employees’ suffering long-term health conditions.  Kate and Helen consider employer’s obligations and [...]

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