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.

Court of Appeal decision in Biffa waste export case

9 March 2021

On July 3, 2020, the Court of Appeal gave judgment in the case of Biffa Waste Services Ltd v The Queen. Biffa had appealed against its conviction in the Crown Court for exporting illegal waste.

Country Profile — Mexico

9 March 2021

Major economic gains over recent decades mean Mexico is now a market to be reckoned with — and it wants UK firms to play their part.

Concessions for Transport Operators During Covid-19

8 March 2021

In order to cope with the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic and maintain essential transport, a number of relaxations have been made by the Government. The Senior Traffic Commissioner has also published a set of temporary updates to certain of the existing Statutory Documents that provide guidance to Traffic Commissioners when dealing with regulatory issues. These relaxations apply to England, Scotland and Wales only, as the arrangements for Northern Ireland are devolved.

Brexit regs reform will focus on GM food and AI — not rights, says MP

8 March 2021

The Government’s review of workers’ rights has been scrapped, says business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng. His u-turn – coming a mere week before a document with plans to remove some rights was leaked – has not convinced Labour and unions but, according to a Conservative MP, the Government is not interested in reforming employment rules. Rather Brexit is a chance to reform regulations around GM foods, biotechnology and AI.