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  • Employment law in 2022: Eight action points for HR

    Date:
    3 December 2021

    As well as continuing to deal with workplace issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic, there will be many other important employment law developments for HR to grapple with in 2022. What does HR need to do to meet its obligations and prepare for the coming year?

  • Travel disruption: employers' questions answered

    Date:
    27 September 2021

    Fuel supply issues affecting drivers, eco protesters blocking roads and public transport staff shortages caused by the pandemic can all cause travel disruption for employees trying to get to work. We answer five common questions from employers on the workplace impact of travel disruption.

  • Long COVID: Potential scenarios for HR and how to deal with them

    Date:
    20 July 2021

    We set out some possible scenarios that HR professionals may face in relation to long COVID, and explain how they could tackle them.

  • Employers' guide to Euro 2020: Five goals for your workplace

    Date:
    2 June 2021

    Employers should plan ahead to make the most of the positive impact that this large sporting event can have on staff mental health and morale. However, employers also need to take steps to minimise disruption, particularly as a number of games take place during normal office hours and in the early evening.

  • Spanish holidays: how should employers handle staff quarantine?

    Date:
    27 July 2020

    Employers should prepare policies that outline how they will handle employees who are forced to quarantine after travelling abroad.

  • What are the implications of the test and trace service for employers?

    Date:
    26 June 2020

    Employers are being asked to "play their part" in the NHS test and trace service by encouraging workers to comply with requests to self-isolate and to support them while they are in isolation. Jo Broadbent, Counsel Knowledge Lawyer at Hogan Lovells, explores some of the legal and practical issues for employers of the test and trace service.

  • Coronavirus and statutory sick pay

    Date:
    19 March 2020

    Consultant editor Darren Newman discusses the changes to the statutory sick pay system brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, and suggests the current crisis may well result in a full review of the system.

  • Entitlement to sick pay in local authorities

    Date:
    10 August 2017

    This article looks at factors for local authority employers to consider when determining entitlement to sick pay.

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