Workplace death inquests: ruling could have major impact

15 March 2021

The number of 'unlawful killing' verdicts returned by coroners’ courts after work deaths is expected to rise, with a knock-on effect of higher legal costs and reputational damage for employers, says Peter James from BLM law firm.

How do we adapt to an ageing workforce?

15 March 2021

With people living longer lives, it is more important than ever that employers consider making adjustments to tap into the potential of older workers, says Lily Parsey.

How to furlough employees from November 2020 onwards

12 March 2021

In March 2020, the Government announced its plans for financial assistance to help employers retain employees for an extended period of time through the Job Retention Scheme (furlough). This guide explores what employers need to know for furloughing employees from November 2020 onwards.

Coronavirus in care settings

11 March 2021

What is coronavirus and what can care providers do to keep their service users and staff safe? This article provides a round-up of essential information for care settings, including PPE, testing, high-risk individuals, visiting and social distancing.

Negligence claims and res ipsa loquitur

11 March 2021

In some circumstances, the court hearing a compensation case will be prepared to draw an inference of negligence without hearing detailed evidence. This is known as res ipsa loquitur: the thing speaks for itself. Barrister Robert Spicer looks at some recent cases.

The National Living Wage is changing

11 March 2021

Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, details the upcoming changes to the National Living Wage, effective from 1 April 2021.

Brexit implications for employment law

11 March 2021

Coronavirus news has dominated the headlines for the last few months, but as we saw the end of 2020, the full implications of Brexit started to become a clear reality for many. On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU). Originally scheduled for 29 March 2019, the date the UK was to officially leave the EU was delayed to 31 January 2020, and on this date, the UK left the EU.

Turn smoking to ash

9 March 2021

No Smoking Day on 10 March is a great opportunity for employers to remind workers of the health benefits of quitting smoking, reports Belinda Liversedge.