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New Regulations Ban Exclusivity Clauses for Low-Income Workers

Contract of employment document

New regulations extending the ban on exclusivity clauses in employment contracts to low-income workers earning no more than the lower earnings limit came into force on 5 December 2022. New Regulations Banning Exclusivity Clauses The new regulations replicate the rights of zero-hours workers set out in section 27A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and

UK Government Confirms Flexible Working Will Become a Day One Right

Flexible Working

This week, the Government published its response to its ‘Making Flexible Working the Default’ consultation and in doing so confirmed that employees will gain the right to request flexible working from the first day of their employment. Flexible Working Continues to Rise Across the UK We first highlighted the key changes the UK Government were considering back

Living With COVID-19 this Winter and Managing Staff Absence

Living With COVID-19

Covid restrictions may have been lifted but employers still have a legal duty to protect staff, so how can they live with COVID-19 this winter and manage staff absences effectively and legally?? What Are an Employer’s Legal Obligations? While there is no longer a requirement for all employers to explicitly consider COVID-19 in their statutory

New National Living Wage & National Minimum Wage Rates from 1 April 2023

On 17 November 2022, the UK Government confirmed in its Autumn Statement that it has accepted the Low Pay Commission’s proposed increases to the national living wage (NLW) and national minimum wage (NMW) rates from 1 April 2023. About the National Minimum Wage (NMW) The national minimum wage (NMW) is a prescribed minimum hourly rate of pay which employers must legally

Discrimination in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know

Discrimination in the workplace

We look at what employers need to know about discrimination in the workplace and how they can avoid negatively impacting staff morale, expensive litigation and reputational damage. Who is Protected from Discrimination? Part 5 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA2010) protects different categories of individuals against work-related discrimination, including: Job applicants Current employees Former employees