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What is the holiday entitlement and pay…

Kate Shawcross, senior associate solicitor in Harrison Drury’s employment law team, provides an update on the final decision on a recent case regarding holiday pay for part-year workers and offers…

Natalie Spedding

Associate Solicitor

Legislation change gives more healthcare professionals power…

New legislation to enable a wider range of healthcare professionals to certify fit notes has been introduced by the UK government to ease pressure on GPs. Grace McGarvey, a legal…

The four-day working week: How it may…

A sixth-month pilot was recently launched in the UK to test the possible advantages of a four-day working week for both employers and employees. Emily Leeming from Harrison Drury’s employment…

Offering work to Ukrainian refugees – What…

Kate Shawcross and Lucy McKevitt from Harrison Drury’s employment law team summarise the key considerations for employers offering work to Ukrainian refugees. Under the recently introduced Homes for Ukraine scheme,…

Entitlement to paid annual leave: The case…

In the recent case of Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Limited, the Court of Appeal held that a worker is entitled to compensation for leave that has been taken but not…

COVID-19 vaccination status: How easy is it…

Associate solicitor Sarah Astley from Harrison Drury’s employment law team explains the risks in withdrawing sick pay for unvaccinated employees and what employers need to consider before making any changes…

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022: Are my employees…

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee includes an additional bank holiday in May 2022. Olivia Bailey from Harrison Drury’s employment law team outlines an employer’s position in determining its employees’ rights to…

25/01/22

Retaining hospitality staff – A conversation with…

James’ Places is a group of hospitality businesses operating across the Ribble Valley, Lune Valley and Yorkshire Dales employing over 400 people. We spoke with group commercial director, Warren Bennett,…

How to manage a permanent ‘hybrid’ working…

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, many employers across the UK now offer staff the flexibility to work from home. Olivia Bailey, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s employment law team,…

Do employers have a duty to consider…

Olivia Bailey, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s employment law team, examines an employment tribunal case which confirms employers have a duty to consider the possibility of furlough to avoid redundancy. Over…

The new rules for Right to Work…

Emily Leeming, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s employment law team, takes a look at the changes to rules on Right to Work checks and what action employers need to take. Many…

Supporting women at work during menopause

On May 12, 2021, Channel 4 aired a documentary with host Davina McCall giving a candid account of her own experiences of menopause and explored the impact it can have…

02/06/21

FIFA strengthens employment protection for football coaches…

Matthew Astley and Hannah Pike, of Harrison Drury’s sports sector team, consider the FIFA Council’s recent decision to approve landmark reforms to better protect football coaches and female players. Due…

How to support an employee with cancer

Kate Shawcross, senior associate solicitor in our employment team, and a trustee of Lancashire and South Lakes charity CancerCare, shares some tips for employers on how to support staff members…

04/02/21

Furloughing working parents during school closure

Olivia Bailey and Hannah Pike, from Harrison Drury’s employment team, outline how furloughing may be an option for employers wanting to support employees that are home-schooling during the current national…

Businesses urged to review algorithm processes that…

The ICO is urging businesses to review their algorithm processes after growing concern they may lead to bias and discrimination in employment-related decisions. David Edwards, director and head of Harrison…

Furlough extension – Everything you need to…

Kate Shawcross and Zoe Edwards from Harrison Drury’s employment team discuss the updates and extensions to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. On 5 November, the chancellor Rishi Sunak extended the…

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