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Introducing Robin Watson to ViewHR
Robin will be joining ViewHR as our Employment Law Consultant with over 10 years’ experience. We are delighted to share that Robin Watson has joined the team at ViewHR...
New Statutory Rates 2022/23
The Government has published the proposed statutory rates for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP), Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) and Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP), which come into...
It’s Blue Monday again!  How can employers support employees with financial worries?
Monday 17th January 2022 is Blue Monday.  Where did this name come from?  Blue Monday evolved because the third Monday in January is thought to be one of the...
The Take of the Windy Barrister and Other Cases (About Disability Discrimination)
Under the Equality Act 2010, employers are required to ensure that they do not discriminate against or harass employees on the grounds of any protected characteristic. There are nine protected...
UPDATE: Digital right-to-work checks to become permanent
The government has announced that digital right-to-work checks are to be made permanent from April 2022 following widespread calls to make the temporary digital measure a longer-term feature. Digital...
The importance of Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace
A new report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has found that stress, anxiety and depression were the cause of half of all work-related illnesses in 2020-2021, with...
Employers – How to Prepare for 2022
Happy New Year to all of our followers!  So now that the tinsel is (hopefully) tidied away, what does 2022 have in store for employers?  Whilst none of us...
Employers can reclaim SSP paid to employees affected by Covid-19
The Government has announced that employers will be able to reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) that they have paid to employees who have been off work because of Covid....
Roundup of Key 2021 Employment Cases
During 2021, the Employment Tribunal Service has continued to experience long waiting times and an increasing backlog of cases. However, despite this, 2021 has seen a number of important employment...
HR Overview of 2021
In this blog, we look back at the year in HR that was 2021.  It has been quite a year!  Here are some of the key themes and events...
SSP self-certification temporary change
To support our GP’s facing tremendous pressure under the wave of the Omicron variant and the booster programme, the Government has introduced a temporary amendment to the Statutory Sick...
Should we cancel our work Christmas party?
“Should we cancel our Christmas party?”  Here at ViewHR, this is a question we have been asked on more than one occasion in the past couple of weeks by...
Covid-19 Plan B Announcement
With the Government’s move to Plan B* seeing the introduction of face masks from Friday and working from home if you can from Monday, businesses will be looking for guidance on the...
Hidden Disabilities in the Workplace
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), around one in five people in the UK have a disability, and a study by Leeds University estimates that around 70%...
How to manage redundancy and maternity leave
Here at ViewHR, we have covered different aspects of the topic of redundancy in a number of our previous blogs, including exploring alternatives to redundancy, redundancy selection criteria, and...
Acas publishes advice to help employers avoid fire and rehire practices
Workplace expert Acas has published new guidance encouraging employers to explore all options before resorting to fire and rehire tactics when changing employee contracts. In January this year, the...
How to Create an Inclusive Workplace for Older Workers
In a recent ViewHR blog, we discussed strategies employers can employ to engage younger workers such as apprentices and those on Kickstart placements. There are many benefits to employers...
Bullying Awareness Week – Bullying is not OK
When we think of bullying, one is automatically drawn to memories of the playground bully or perhaps sometimes, think about how one may have treated Fred at school (and...
Top 5 tips to managing stress
2nd November marks the start of ‘Stress Awareness Week’ which means, there is no better time to stop and ask ourselves the question “Am I doing ok?” What is...
Employment Case Law Update – October 2021
Regular readers of our blogs here at ViewHR know that we like to stay up-to-date with the latest Employment Tribunal (ET) and Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) outcomes that may...
How to support an employee with long covid?
Long Covid is a term that is used when a person who has had Covid-19 experiences ongoing symptoms following infection, that cannot be explained by some other cause.  According...
EU Settlement Scheme and Right-to-Work Checks – What Now?
Prior to Brexit, freedom of movement between EU states meant that people from other EU nations had the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.  This meant...
How to Engage Young Workers
In recent months, here at ViewHR we have spoken to a number of employers who have recently taken on new employees through either through the Kickstart Scheme or an...
Special Focus – What can a business do to support equality in the workplace?
The case of Allay v. Gehlen This ViewHR blog is the latest in our series looking at case law in the field of employment law, and what potential impacts...