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Long COVID – implications for employers

Government extends period for accepting CE product markings until 2023

Temporary measures to support businesses from insolvency during COVID-19 to be phased out

September 22, 2021 | Hannah Thomas

The closure of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: considerations for employers

30 September 2021 saw the closure of the furlough scheme. What should employers consider following its closure? Read our blog to find out more. You can also view our recent webinar focusing on the end of furlough.

September 22, 2021 | Hannah Thomas

The Government COVID-19 response: autumn and winter plan 2021 document – implications for employers

On 14 September, the government published its COVID-19 response: autumn and winter plan 2021, setting out proposed measures for England for the rest of the year. What are the employment implications? Read our blog to find out more.

September 22, 2021 | Hannah Thomas

Tribunal award for rejection of flexible working application

In a recent high-profile case, an estate agent was awarded £185,000 by an employment tribunal following the refusal of her flexible working application submitted for childcare reasons. Read our blog to find out more. Remember, FSB members must always call the FSB 24/7 Legal Advice Line on 03450 727 727 before taking any action with an employee. Please remember to have your membership number to hand when calling.

September 21, 2021 | Hannah Thomas

Engineering company fined following employee’s life changing scalping injuries. Read our blog to find out more.

An engineering company has been fined £62,334 after one of its employees suffered scalping injuries when her hair became entangled in a pillar drill, despite the company’s own risk assessment identifying that a guard should be fitted. Read our blog to find out more.

August 31, 2021 | Ethan Peters

The costs of workplace conflict

In May 2021 Acas published a report on the estimated cost of workplace conflict prepared by Professor Richard Saundry of the University of Sheffield Management School and Professor Peter Urwin of the Centre for Employment Research, University of Westminster.

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