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News this month includes an update on what the current government has and has not done in the realms of employment law, as well as Guidance for businesses offering work to people from Ukraine and publication of the D&I disclosure requirements for listed companies. The Professional Qualifications Act 2022 provides the framework for post Brexit recognition of professional qualifications, and HMCTS develops its plans to protect vulnerable court users. We also have the first EAT decision on whether an employee who stayed away from work during COVID-19 lockdown with fears for his safety was unfairly dismissed.

A useful article from Emplaw authors. Moorcrofts, discussing the evidence and the relevant factors

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A really useful reminder by Emplaw authors Lewis Silkin of the principles and requirements relevant to employment

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News this month includes the government’s announcement that it will introduce a Code of Practice to address the tactics of fire and rehire and that, at long last, there is a centralized government online repository for Court and Tribunal judgments, available to all via a free caselaw service. There is helpful new guidance from the EHRC on the provision of separate or single-sex services to trans people. Consultations reported include a call for evidence from the Director of Labour Market Enforcement on the scale and nature of non-compliance with labour laws. We also provide a quick reference to the latest Covid guidance relevant to employers.

An article from Emplaw authors Morrish Solicitors summarising the next stages in HMCTS Reform Programme including automation of the listing process and the future of video hearings. 

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The Road Map, published by the President of the English and Wales Employment Tribunals and the President of the Scottish Employent Tribunals is found here

A useful brief overview from Emplaw authors Gowling WLG on what ESG covers and why it is important,

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5 Steps Towards Financial Security

Financial security: it’s one of the most crucial ingredients in the recipe for peace of mind. The idea that you’ve planned for the future can make the present twice as comfortable.

News this month includes a roundup of the regular April uplifts to statutory awards and benefits, as well as other April changes. There is a really useful reminder for established employers and guidance for new, from the Leaders as Change Agents setting out 8 practices which can be used to drive a culture of better inclusivity, fairness, and opportunity across organisations. We also summarise the Government’s Action plan to address racial disparities, as relates to the employment field, which was published in response to the report from The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.

An on-demand webinar from Emplaw authors Gowling WLG explaining what is meant by 'measures' and the information and consultation process, including with regards to pension changes.

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Emplaw authors, Morrish Solicitors, highlight new powers for the Certification Officer which take effect from 1st April 2022.

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