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Five employment law cases that will shape 2021

Stephen Simpson looks at five important employment law cases that will grab the headlines in 2021, covering significant issues such as the national minimum wage for sleep-in workers, inducements to workers to give up collective bargaining rights, and the calculation...

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The ultimate stay-at-home role: Slipper Testers Required

Snagging a job that keeps your feet nice and cosy is one thing – but finding one that can promise that and be done from home is quite another. Welsh brand Bedroom Athletics is recruiting two national Slipper Testers for roles that promise both benefits to support its...

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Reducing accent bias begins at the recruitment stage

There is little doubt that employees should bring their whole selves to work, but it would be naïve to think that candidates with strong regional accents are not conscious of the potential biases surrounding the way they speak. Ali Hackett shares some ideas for...

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Employment: The law changes employers need to plan for

REGIONAL law firm Howes Percival has highlighted the six key areas of employment law employers need to plan for in 2021. Graham Irons, partner and employment law expert, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic placed both employers and employees in uncharted territory; keeping...

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COVID causing career lockdown for young people

Young people across the UK are reportedly the most anxious about the impact COVID-19 has had, and is having, on their career prospects, according to new research from business supplies company Sharp. The research found that more than two fifths (42%) of 21- to...

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Flexible working: Can we go back on arrangements in future?

The unprecedented shift towards home and flexible working brought about by Covid-19 has led many employers to announce permanent new arrangements. But what are the legal implications of doing this, asks Jonathan Mansfield? Employees and employers alike have had varied...

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