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Fire and rehire - UK government publishes draft Code of Practice

Last year the UK government promised to introduce a statutory Code of Practice setting out the standards employers should observe if they are considering dismissing and re-engaging staff as ...


Full steam ahead - UK government acts on strikes, holiday pay and EU law

During January the UK government introduced legislation to impose minimum service level requirements in some sectors during industrial action. It is also consulting on how to calculate...


Still a right to ask, not to have - UK government responds to flexible working consultation

The UK government has responded to last year’s consultation on making flexible working the default. The response confirms that the right to request flexible working will be available...


UK EAT finds impact on other staff meant proposed adjustment for disabled employee not reasonable

In Hilaire v Luton Borough Council, the UK EAT found that it was not a reasonable adjustment simply to slot a disabled employee into a new organisational structure as part of a redundancy...


In proportion - UK ICO issues draft guidance on information about workers' health

As part of its project to update the Employment Practices Data Protection Code, the UK ICO has published its second topic-specific draft guidance for consultation. The guidance covers...


Enhanced family-friendly rights for UK employees

The UK government recently announced its support for two more Private Members’ Bills. These will give employees additional protection against redundancy if they are pregnant or...


Less is more - UK ICO issues draft guidance on employee monitoring

In 2021 the UK ICO said that it would revise its Employment Practices Data Protection Code to reflect the UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018. It has now published its first topic-specific ...


Sunset for IR35 and (some) retained EU law

In separate developments, the UK government announced two potentially significant changes for employers. The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill could mean that at least some...


Playing catch up - summer employment law developments

There were a surprising number of employment-related developments in the UK over the traditional summer holiday period. We highlight new employment status guidance, government support for...

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