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The Future of Hybrid Working – 7 Steps employers should take to move towards hybrid working

The official government message encouraging people to work from home is expected to end with the final step out of lockdown. For many employees though, homeworking is here to stay. According to a recent BBC survey, 43 of 50 big UK employers will not bring staff back to the office full time. Instead, employees will mix homeworking and coming into the office.

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Hybrid working – 10 tips to make it a success in your organisation

The coronavirus pandemic has certainly been a turning point in our approach to flexible working and overall, it seems to have been a success debunking the myths that employees couldn’t be trusted to work from home.

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Refresher on family-friendly rights and the implications of Covid-19

While the predicted lockdown baby boom has not materialised and the birth rate is similar to 2020 (down just 0.5%), family caring responsibilities have been more evident in the last year as home-schooling affected many families and some children even made an appearance in professional video-calls.

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Our top 10 favourite holiday destinations visited over the last 10 years

Lockdown easing has begun this month at last and UK holidays are back on.  Whilst this is music to our ears, the big question on everyone’s mind here at SCE is whether foreign travel will be allowed this year.  We love our travel jaunts and we’re itching to get back as soon as it’s safe. 

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Employee, worker or self-employed? Comparing status and rights

The statutory definitions of the three categories of employment status have long been criticised as being unclear, and over the years a body of case law interpreting these definitions has grown up. Despite this, it remains difficult to set out a definitive list of criteria to allow employers or employees to determine whether an individual’s status is that of employee, worker or self-employed.

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Garden Leave – protecting your business

When a key employee is about to leave, employers look to minimise damage to their business and may wish to keep the employee away from customers and commercially sensitive information. Often this is done by putting the employee on garden leave during their notice period.

Samira Cakali, employment law expert, explains garden leave, its benefits and when it is safe to put an employee on garden leave.  She also looks at alternatives.

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