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Dusting off disciplinary procedures post Covid

The last 18 months have seen employers turn on a dime to keep their business on track, while guarding the health and wellbeing of staff and customers.  While flexibility has been key, it has also been important to update and comply with frequently changing health and safety policies.

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New Government Covid-19 Self Isolation Guidelines Explained

New legislation is set to change the current government guidelines for Covid 19 self-isolation. From the 16 August 2021 any individual who has been identified as being within close contact of a Covid-19 case may no longer need to self-isolate for the mandatory 10 days.

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My top 10 lessons learned from 10 years in practice

When I set up SCE Solicitors in 2011, I had a good idea of where I wanted to take the business and the kinds of clients I wanted to help. I knew of course that I would be able to draw on my years’ experience working in practice. But when setting up in business for the first time, there are some things you can’t plan for – some aspects of running a business that you perhaps haven’t thought of or simply haven’t had the experience of.

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Key employment cases regarding coronavirus and Supreme Court decisions

Despite the success of the vaccine programme, the impact of the pandemic on businesses will continue for some time.  For example, when the furlough scheme ends in the autumn, it is expected that the number of employment tribunal claims will rise and case law will take even longer to filter through to policies and practice.

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5 things to consider during the release of lockdown and return to the workplace

Following changes in government guidance, more and more employers are asking staff to come back to the workplace. But what are your obligations as an employer if staff are reluctant or unwilling to return? How should you treat employees who are shielding, pregnant or struggling with childcare?The HSE’s guidance on Working safely during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and the Government’s sector-specific guides on working safely during coronavirus (Covid-19) are crucial sources of information.

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