The perils of the workplace romance

2 February 2021

Thanks to Valentine’s Day, February is often be seen as the month of love. Workplace romances, however, may not be all hearts and flowers. Indeed, while it can be expected that colleagues will grow closer at work, especially in these difficult times, employers must always be aware of the issues that can arise as a result. This is especially important if many employees are currently working from home, as it can be much more difficult to observe concerning behaviours and actions between staff. We take a look at some of the downsides to office romances.

Mental health — staying sane at work during the Covid crisis

1 February 2021

After almost a year of localised and national restrictions, Vicky Powell looks at workers' mental health and how the pandemic has affected levels of depression, anxiety, stress and morale within the workforce, often in complex ways.

Employers who fail to pay NMW named and shamed

28 January 2021

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase on 1 April 2021. In this article, Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the NMW, the Government’s name and shame list and NMW exemptions in more detail.

A good or bad Brexit deal?

20 January 2021

With a Brexit agreement done at the eleventh hour, is the deal the UK has struck a basis for a new trade and prosperity era or a red tape nightmare? Dave Howell reports.

The Brexit deal — a guide for business

18 January 2021

A deal has been done, so that there can be trade with no tariffs or quotas. In this article John Davison advises business owners how to adapt to the new rules.

World Religion Day — religious discrimination

15 January 2021

In celebration of World Religion Day on the 17 January 2021, Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i explores issues such as religious discrimination and unconscious bias that could occur in the workplace and how to prevent them.

Sending goods to the EU — problems and solutions

11 January 2021

A number of exporters to Europe have faced problems with sending their goods to the EU. Many lorries have been turned back at the border and over 150 have incurred fines in Kent for the failure to have complete paperwork. Here we identify the issues that are most frequently found and explain how to get it right first time.