In response to its ‘Making Flexible Working The Default’ Consultation (the “Consultation”) published on 5 December 2022, the government set out a raft of new measures designed to improve the existing framework for the right to request flexible working which it anticipates will extend the right to an additional 2.2 million people.

The

Reversing his predecessor’s pledge, the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, announced in an emergency statement on 17 October 2022 that the off payroll rules will not be scrapped after all.  See Government news story here. Pending any further announcements, employers should therefore ignore the previous Chancellor’s announcement and continue to follow the off

Effective 1 August 2022, the German Act on the Notification of Conditions Governing the Employment Relationship (Nachweisgesetz – NachwG) will be updated.

The new law recently passed the legislative process. It still needs to be executed by the Federal President and published, but this will likely happen by end of July 2022 at the

Impact of the EU sanctions against Russia on employers in Germany.

Early in 2022, the European Union enacted several Regulations in quick succession to impose far-reaching sanctions on Russia as a reaction to the conflict with Ukraine. These sanctions can also have an impact on employment relationships in Germany which involve any activities that are

Increases in minimum wage and marginal earnings threshold – well-intentioned gesture or risk for the economy?

At the start of its legislative period, the new federal government set itself ambitious goals of reforming the labour market and the social system. One of the key points of the election campaign was that more justice and respect

The conversation around menopause in the workplace has been amplified recently, with weekly press reports stating that an increasing number of companies are taking steps to support employees who are going through the menopause.

Recent examples include a major high street retailer announcing last month that they would be paying for employees’ hormone replacement therapy

In the latest episode of our Employment Podcast, Chris Fisher and Miriam Bruce look at three recent cases:

  • whether a 12 month non-compete covenant could be enforced against a solicitor (either through the covenant in their employment contract or the slightly wider covenant in their shareholder agreement);
  • whether a resignation becomes a dismissal if the