Government COVID-19 action plan for adult social care

16 April 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) published its Coronavirus COVID-19: Adult Social Care Action Plan on 15 April, outlining how the Government will provide more support to the adult social care sector in England throughout the Coronavirus outbreak.

Five ways to support your employees during Ramadan

15 April 2020

Ramadan is the holy month of the Islamic Calendar during which Muslims partake in religious observance, including ritual fasting from sunrise to sunset. This year, Ramadan is expected to run from 23 April to 23 May 2020 and we have outlined some key ways to support staff during this period.

Coronavirus and the GDPR

8 April 2020

Recent events have brought the GDPR back on to the agenda as the implications of how organisations are going to be expected to deal with the current COVID-19 epidemic have become apparent. There will clearly be a necessity for employers to ensure that the risk of infection to their staff, customers and the general public is minimised. At the same time they must be aware that the information they are collecting during this process can have significant privacy consequences.

April’s employment law changes

1 April 2020

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, employers may be forgiven for forgetting about some key changes that are happening this month. Andrew Willis, senior manager of the Litigation and Employment Department at Croner outlines the main changes that employers can be reminded of.

The tribunal process — from claim to remedy

11 March 2020

Employers will be aware that the day may come when they face a tribunal claim. But what, exactly, is the process for the bringing and hearing of claims? Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-I, provides an overview.

The post-Brexit employment law landscape

26 February 2020

The United Kingdom (UK) formally left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020. In this article, Stuart Chamberlain, author and senior employment law specialist at Croner-i examines the upcoming employment law changes, proposals in the Employment Bill and other Government initiatives on the horizon.

Bank holidays, leap years and their impact on employment

19 February 2020

This year contains a number of interesting dates that may have varying impacts on entitlements to pay and annual leave. With this in mind, Ben McCarthy, lead employment law writer and researcher at Croner-i, outlines what employers should bear in mind.

9 Top fire safety tips for care homes

18 February 2020

Having effective fire safety arrangements in place is a vital element in the running of any residential care home where elderly or dependent residents are particularly vulnerable to the dangers of fire.

Focus on tinnitus

3 February 2020

Tinnitus is a debilitating and somewhat mysterious condition which affects one in eight people in the UK, often causing profound stress, sleep difficulties, anxiety and compromising hearing. Vicky Powell looks at what is being done to tackle tinnitus, how employers can protect their workers against developing these “phantom” symptoms and what sufferers themselves can do to find some relief.

Legislation and the Brexit transition period

31 January 2020

What happens to all the Brexit legislation produced by the Government now we have officially left the EU? Has all the amending legislation on EU Exit come into force? Paul Clarke clarifies what happens to UK legislation during the Implementation Period.