Northern Ireland trade after the end of the transition period

14 December 2020

While attention in recent weeks has tended to focus on what will happen at the Channel ports when the UK leaves the single market on 31 December 2020, there is another border between the two. Recently, hauliers and businesses working in or trading with Northern Ireland have been being alerted to the considerable changes that they too can expect at the end of the transition period. The explanation for the forthcoming changes can be found in the Northern Ireland Protocol which was formulated as part of the 2019 Withdrawal Agreement signed by the UK Government and the European Union.

Virtual communication fatigue

14 December 2020

With a larger percentage of the workforce working from home than ever before, virtual communication fatigue is becoming more prevalent.

Employment law developments of 2020

9 December 2020

As we reach the end of this difficult year, Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, takes a look back at the key developments that we should all be aware of.

Movin on Up!

7 December 2020

Moving to new premises or even a new town or region can be an excellent opportunity to make a business more profitable, sustainable and agile. Here we look at how best to manage moving business premises.

A Christmas party? Virtually anything’s possible

4 December 2020

As the Prime Minister said when announcing new coronavirus restrictions: “tis the season to be jolly, but it is also the season to be jolly careful”. So where does this leave the annual Christmas party? Laura King offers some options.

Moving out of lockdown: public transport guidance for operators

3 December 2020

In its Covid-19 Recovery Strategy, published in May 2020 and updated in July at www.gov.uk/government/publications/our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy/the-next-chapter-in-our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy--2, the Government said that it wanted to begin a gradual return to work in England. While anyone able to work from home should continue to do so, it insisted, those who needed to be at their place of work should be looking to return as soon as employers confirmed it was safe. However, the guidance continued, what these returners should not do is overload public transport.

A very Covid Christmas party

3 December 2020

This article forms part of this year’s Christmas series, being published on the site until the end of December.

Top employment law cases of 2020

2 December 2020

If there is one thing everyone can agree on, it is this: 2020 has been a year we won’t forget in a hurry. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i takes a look back on notable tribunal developments and tribunal rulings from this year.

How to manage “long Covid”

30 November 2020

Months after being infected with Covid-19, people are still suffering with symptoms commonly known as “long Covid”. Laura King considers how workplaces should respond.