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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: The Objective Justification Defence in Discrimination arising from Disability Claims
In our new Employment & Pensions Blog, we discuss the case of Department for Work and Pensions v Boyers and what it means to employers.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Case update: Gwynedd Council v Barratt
This week we will touch upon the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision handed down in Gwynedd Council v Barratt in relation to redundancy processes and the lessons that can be learnt from this.
Flexible Furlough – FAQs
he Government has now published its guidance on flexible furlough and has updated the current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme setting out what changes will take effect from 1 July 2020 and any further changes thereafter.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Changing terms and conditions of employment
As the economic hit caused by COVID-19 pushes the UK closer to a recession, employers are starting to consider how to handle the crisis within their workforce by making redundancies and or changing terms of conditions of employment to reduce operating costs.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Quarantine: what the new travel restrictions mean for employers
This blog seeks to explain the rules around the new quarantine guidance and what to do if your employees go abroad this summer.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Updated Guidelines from ACAS on Equal Pay
In commemoration of the Equal Pay Act’s 50th anniversary, ACAS has published updated guidance on Equal Pay.
The Future of Furlough – 1st release of the detail
Employers are already starting to think about their remobilisation plans and the news that ‘flexible furloughing' can happen from July rather than August will be welcome as employers start to scale up activities.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Confidentiality as a COT3 condition
In Duchy Farm Kennels Limited v Graham William Steels, the High Court held that a breach of a confidentiality clause in a COT3 agreement was not a condition of the agreement and therefore its breach did not bring the agreement to an end.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Beneficial changes void under TUPE?
In Ferguson and others v Astrea Asset Management Limited, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the provision under TUPE that contractual variations are void where the sole or principal reason is the transfer applies to changes which are advantageous to the employee as well as those which are detrimental.
COVID-19 Recovery: To Return or Not Return
As we move into the next phase of the COVID-19 response, the emphasis of the Government message about staying at home vs going to work has slightly changed.
The Future of Furlough – The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended until the end of October
The Chancellor has this week announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is to be extended for four months up to October 31 2020.
Lockdown relaxation – 10 key people issues
As businesses begin to think about how they will resume operations post-lockdown, we have drawn together 10 key people issues that will need to be borne in mind.