News & Updates2023-05-11T17:40:41+00:00

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Webinar: Team Cohesion, Grievances and Mental Health: Review and Reflection

Webinar Team Cohesion, Grievances and Mental Health: Review and Reflection Date           16 May 2024                                              Time           12:30 to 13:30                                   Location    Zoom RSVP             Please email katelawson@elementlaw.co.uk Many businesses are receiving an increased number of grievances being raised by employees against one or more colleagues. Frequently these employees cite the impact on their mental health [...]

New Law Alert : April 2024!

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 day one of their employment. There is [...]

Significant Changes to Holiday Rules from 2024

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 for 2024 represent arguably the most significant [...]

New Legislation – zero hours, agency, fixed term workers

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 to prepare for this change. The new [...]

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

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 information and the specific issues to be [...]

ICO and ACAS Updates on Sickness Absence

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 Toolkit The ICO has published detailed ICO [...]

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