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From thought leadership pieces to basic training resources, our lawyers regularly produce leaflets, briefings, newsletters and brochures. Our aim is to help keep our clients ahead of the curve.

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D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Managing and supporting LGBT+ workers in the workplace
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has recently published “Inclusion at Work: Perspectives on LGBT+ working lives”, a report revealing that, over a twelve-month period, more than 40% of LGB+ workers and 55% of trans workers faced conflict in the workplace. In comparison, the figure for heterosexual workers was 29%. LGB+ workers and trans workers
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 Revoked
Last August, we reported that the Government had published the draft Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) introducing the long-awaited £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Keeping training and policies from going “stale”
Where an employee has committed an act of discrimination, harassment or victimisation against a colleague, an employer will not necessarily be liable if they can show that they have taken all reasonable steps to prevent the employee from committing a discriminatory act or committing that type of discriminatory act.
The New UK Immigration System – What do you need to know?
Amidst all the Covid-19 developments, the Brexit transition process came to an end on 31 December 2020.  A new immigration system now applies. 
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Social Media and the necessity of understanding and having a robust social media policy
Although social media has become an invaluable tool over the last decade for many businesses, for promoting a business, sharing ideas and creating opportunities, it has also become a platform for individuals to express their ideas, feelings and interests.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Vaccinations – “No jab no job”
Pimlico Plumbers hit the headlines last week following the announcement that the company will not be offering jobs to individuals who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be drafting new employment contracts for its workforce to include a vaccine requirement.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Employer understanding of the gender pay gap
Last month, the Government Equalities Office published its annual report of the results of research from 2019 into employers' understanding of the gender pay gap and their experiences of complying with the applicable regulations.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Can an employer require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19?
The announcement this week that the NHS has begun the largest mass vaccination campaign in its history in relation to the approved COVID-19 vaccine is welcome news to many.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Changes to the criminal records checking regime
In this blog, we look at the impact of legislation passed this week in relation to criminal records checking and at what else the Government is proposing in this area.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: The Extended CJRS Guidance
On 5 November 2020, the Government announced that it would be extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which was due to end on 31 October 2020, until 31 March 2021.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Whistleblower protection during Covid-19
Whistleblowing charity Protect has published a report analysing over 600 calls received on its advice line between March and September 2020.
What employers need to know as of 5 November 2020 in respect of new restrictions in England
The Government announced new national restrictions in England from 5 November 2020 until 2 December 2020 and in response to the financial implications of that, confirmed the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Extended CJRS). The Government has since announced that the Extended CJRS will remain open until 31 March 2021.