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Employment Law

Can employers monitor employees? Proposed new guidance…

As part of its latest guidance on employment practices and data protection, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released new draft guidance concerning employee monitoring. Partner David Edwards from Harrison…

Roger’s return strengthens our employment team

Harrison Drury has appointed experienced employment lawyer Roger Spence as a partner in our employment and HR team. Roger, who has worked in employment law for more than 20 years,…

What is the holiday entitlement and pay…

Natalie Spedding, 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 points…

Natalie Spedding

Associate Solicitor

Can Long Covid be considered a disability?

It has been widely reported recently by the media that Long Covid can be considered a disability under the Equality Act 2010. Solicitor Emily Leeming, from Harrison Drury’s employment law…

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…

Using sustainability to attract employees – top…

The battle for talent has seen the issue of ‘greener employment’ surge up the agenda for many businesses seeking to be more appealing to future employees. Lucy McKevitt from Harrison…

IR35 and off-payroll working rules in the…

Emily Leeming, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s employment law team, considers the off-payroll working rules for private sector businesses, one year on from their implementation. The IR35 rules were introduced by…

30/03/22

Offering work to Ukrainian refugees – What…

Sarah Astley 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…

Looking after your hospitality staff in a…

Solicitor Emily Leeming, from Harrison Drury’s employment law team, outlines the key considerations that employers within the hospitality sector should make to ensure to protect both an employees’ rights as…

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. Emily Leeming, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s employment law team,…

Do employers have a duty to consider…

Emily Leeming, 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…

Fire and rehire – why employers should…

Emily Leeming, solicitor in our employment team, examines the issues and potential risks and pitfalls of firing and rehiring staff members as a way of keeping a business viable. With…

18/05/21

Recent employment case law and the implications…

With new and innovative working practices taking shape over the past year, and with ever-changing social and economic developments that can subsequently affect an employee’s status and rights, the landscape…

13/04/21
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