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Another Milestone for Employment Law Services (ELS)

This week marks our anniversary of completing 13 fantastic years in business and we would like to mark the occasion by thanking all those who have helped contribute to our success! To our all our clients, you are the reason why we are celebrating this special day in our company. Without you we would not

COVID Passes Become Compulsory in Wales

In a controversial vote in the Welsh Parliament on Tuesday 5 October 2021, the Labour-led Welsh government voted to introduce compulsory COVID passes for individuals attending large gatherings. NHS COVID Pass Compulsory from 11 October 2021 Today (11 October 2021) sees the introduction of the NHS COVID Pass in Wales requiring all over 198s to

Consultation on Flexible Working Announced

The UK Government announced its plans to make the right to request flexible working a day one right and has published its proposals to reform the existing flexible working legislation. On 30 June 2014, the UK Government extended the Right to Request Flexible Working for parents and certain other carers to all employees with 26

The Risks of a No Jab, No Job Approach

There is currently no legislation that allows employers outside of the regulated care home sector in England to impose mandatory vaccination without an employee’s express consent.  We explore the risks of a no jab, no job approach. We previously looked at the different approaches being adopted by governments across the UK in relation to mandatory vaccines and vaccine

Mandatory Vaccines & Vaccine Passports: A Winter of COVID Discontent?

COVID Vaccine

Covid-19 has created many challenges but one of the most contentious is the introduction of mandatory vaccines for Care Workers in England and vaccine passports in Scotland. Scientists have told us that the COVD-19 vaccine is very effective at preventing serious ill health and hospitalisation but that it does not prevent somebody from contracting COVID

Uber Loses Landmark Supreme Court Battle Over Workers Rights

Uber has lost its battle in the Supreme Court over drivers’ rights – a decision that could have far-reaching implications for millions of people working in the gig economy. Back in November 2017 we reported that the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) rejected taxi firm Uber’s attempt to overturn the 2016 Employment Tribunal (ET) ruling that two drivers who were employed as