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Should employees be paid the National Minimum Wage for sleep-in shifts?

Paul Burton
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Paul Burton, Head of Employment, looks at a recent case where The Supreme Court gave a ruling on whether workers should be paid the national minimum wage for sleep-in shifts. Paul discusses the outcome of this case and what the ruling means for employers.

Should Flexible Working become a standard option for employees?

Paul Burton
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As the nation began returning to work after lockdown, there have been calls for employers to make flexible working a standard option for employees. Paul Burton, Head of Employment at Frettens, discusses the implications of flexible working for employees and employers.

Transgender discrimination and philosophical belief

Chris Dobbs
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Balancing freedom of expression and freedom from discrimination in the workplace. Employment Solicitor Chris Dobbs looks at the case of Forstater v CDG Europe, providing advice for employers on balancing freedom of expression and freedom from discrimination in the workplace.

Religious discrimination in the workplace

Paul Burton
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What is the definition of religious discrimination? Employment solicitor Paul Burton looks at religious discrimination in the workplace, dissecting a case where tension rose between religious beliefs and sexual orientation.

2021: Potential changes to Employment Law after Brexit

Paul Burton
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Head of Employment, Paul Burton looks at the potential changes to employment law post-brexit. He discusses holiday pay, TUPE, unfair dismissal and the working time directive.

Returning to work after lockdown

Paul Burton
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Paul Burton, Head of Frettens' specialist employment law team, looks at the opening up of the economy and the implications for employers as people return to work starting April 12th

Employing EU Workers Post Brexit

Chris Dobbs
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Changes to recruitment Post-Brexit As the question of what changes to employment law can be expected after Brexit seems to be increasingly insignificant, one major area of employment practice is impacted by the UK leaving the EU: recruitment.  The...

Diversity training and the reasonable steps defence

Chris Dobbs
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Two recent cases have highlighted the issue employers can face in relying on the statutory defence to workplace discrimination. Employers seeking to make use of this defence will often rely on various forms of policies and training to look to mitigate their liability for discrimination faced by an employee.

Employment Solicitor, Chris Dobbs looks at diversity training and the 'reasonable steps' defence.

Repudiatory breach and employee dismissal

Paul Burton
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Paul Burton, Head of Employment, discusses reprudiatory breaches of contact and describes a recent case where both an employee and employer were called into question. Does a repudiatory breach from one party allow the other to ignore contractual terms?

Furlough Scheme extended until September

Paul Burton
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Paul Burton looks at the changes to furlough and what the extension means for employers and the self-employed. What was announced in the budget? Why has furlough been extended?

What is indirect discrimination in the workplace?

Paul Burton
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Paul Burton, head of Frettens' specialist employment & HR law team, provides an overview indirect discrimination in the workplace, explaining what indirect discrimination is and what employers and HR managers need to know about it.

Is long covid a disability?

Chris Dobbs
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Employment & HR law specialist, Chris Dobbs looks at whether Long Covid should be treated as a disability in the workplace, and advises how employers should handle it.

Supreme Court - Uber drivers are workers

Chris Dobbs
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Uber have lost their appeal in the Supreme Court. The Supreme court unanimously dismissed the appeal. It now means that drivers are now considered workers for employment law purposes.

Constructive dismissal and maternity leave

Paul Burton
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Paul Burton  discusses constructive dismissal in relation to maternity leave. Looking at the case of Chemcem Scotland V Ure in particular. He answers questions such as: when are you able to claim constructive dismissal?

No jab, no job. Can an employer require you to take the COVID vaccine?

Chris Dobbs
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Specialist solicitor, Chris Dobbs looks at vaccination in the workplace. Can an employer force staff to be vaccinated? Can an employee be dismissed if they refuse the COVID vaccine? What is vaccine discrimination? Is anti-vax a philosophical belief? 

Indirect Discrimination and the law

Chris Dobbs
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Chris Dobbs provides the latest on Heskett v Secretary of State for Justice, and discusses Indirect Discrimination.

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