Author Archives: Darren Butt

The Real Living Wage is set to increase

The RLW is a voluntary scheme set up by the charity Living Wage Foundation aimed at providing low-income workers with better financial security. It differs from the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage which sets the minimum hourly …

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National Living Wage to increase by 6.6% to £9.50 an hour

This is an increase of 6.6%, nearly double the current cost of living increase. The National Minimum Wage for 18 – 22 year olds, under-18s and apprentices will also be rising. The changes will take effect from 01 April 2022. …

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Furlough is finally coming to an end, now what?

On 30 September 2021 the government will formally end the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CRJS) after around 18 months of operation, with the final claims being made in October. Here employment law associate Daniel Zona offers some guidance to employers, …

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Furlough is finally coming to an end, now what?

On 30 September 2021 the government will formally end the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CRJS) after around 18 months of operation, with the final claims being made in October. In recent months many employers have returned staff from furlough leave, …

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Can you compel your staff to get fully vaccinated and return to work?

Introduction In July, all UK adults had been offered at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and this month they will have been offered both doses. Many organisations are keen to have their workforce physically return with some considering …

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The aviation industry in 2021 and beyond – Recovery, restructuring and disputes

As airlines and the network of businesses linked to the airline industry continue to struggle with the effects of the pandemic, Collyer Bristow’s aviation litigation expert Simon de Broise is joined by his colleague Ryan Lynch, a specialist in insolvency …

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Artificial Intelligence and the Workplace

Background As technology continues to develop, many businesses have deployed artificial intelligence (AI) software to assist in various areas such as recruitment, training, employee monitoring, disciplinary processes, and dismissals. As UK legislation is playing catch-up with the technological developments, there …

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Reminder of further changes to the Furlough scheme

Further to our update last month on the winding down of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) , employers should be aware that from 1 August 2021, they will be required to make an increased contribution towards furlough pay. In …

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What are the limits on video surveillance in the workplace?

The former Health Secretary was caught on CCTV in the Department of Health allegedly having an affair with an aide in June of this year. This scandal surrounding Matt Hancock should re-emphasise the importance of employees keeping their private lives …

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Supply Pain: Who is responsible for delays on luxury resi projects?

In high-value luxury developments and refurbishments where materials are often sourced internationally from exotic suppliers, there is often little flexibility available to contractors who are required to procure those materials under the terms of their building contract. Any hold up …

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