Author Archives: Darren Butt

Watching pornographic material in the workplace is a sackable offence

Watching pornography in the workplace would be considered an act of gross misconduct with instant dismissal in most workplaces, says Employment associate Daniel Zona. “Most employers will have workplace policies that explain how IT and communications equipment provided by a …

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P&O further wage cuts blocked

The legality of this move was questioned widely at the time, and the P&O chief executive admitted to a parliamentary select committee that it breached legislation which required the company to consult on mass redundancies. Now P&O is in the …

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New diversity requirements for senior executives and board members at UK listed companies

Almost all UK and overseas companies which are listed on a regulated market in the UK will be required to ‘comply or explain’ in relation to their adherence to the target measures outlined in the rules. Amongst the key targets …

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‘Vento bands’ for injury to feelings awards to increase

For claims presented to the tribunal on or after 6 April 2022 the bands are set as follows: 1) lower band – £990 to £9,900 2) middle band – £9,900 to £29,600 and 3) upper band – £29,600 to £49,300. …

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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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