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Managing holiday and holiday requests as lockdown eases

With the holiday season fast approaching, and with this year being very different, what are the holiday issues that employers may face. As restrictions start to ease, many employees are going to be eager to get away. Some staying in the UK, whilst others may venture overseas on foreign travel. This article considers some of …

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Hybrid working: a new blended way of working

Research indicates that after the pandemic a lot of workers will want to continue to work from home at least some of the time, presenting new opportunities for organisations to establish new ways of working. In addition to this, we have heard about how some high profile companies, including BP, have told office-based staff that …

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COVID-19: Preparing your business for the ‘new normal’

Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the biggest business challenges of our time. Now, as businesses tentatively work towards reopening in part or full, it will be important to thoughtfully plan for this next phase and for the return to the workplace. It is not just thinking about the actual and physical return …

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Brexit implications on employment

This article explores the position with EU citizens (which is the label used within it to refer to EU/EEA/Swiss citizens) who are already in the UK, who arrived prior to 31st December 2020 and who arrive in the UK from 1st January 2021.   How will Brexit impact employment? The main impact of Brexit in employment law …

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Staying productive and sane whilst working from home

The whole world has had to pivot to working from home – or working remotely, and unless you were already used to it, for some working from home has been a dream – but for others it has been a nightmare. When we think about being productive and remaining sane, this should also include keeping …

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How can employers support employees who are observing Ramadan?

Ramadan is a holy month of the Islamic calendar. During this time many Muslims will fast each day between sunrise and sunset and perform additional prayers and other religious duties. Here are ways in which employers can support their employees who are observing Ramadan, especially during the affects of the pandemic:  Be aware of the …

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