In the case of Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting Ltd, the Court of Appeal has decided that an employee had not been automatically unfairly dismissed for refusing to come to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is a notable decision as it is the first post-pandemic Court of Appeal claim considering s100(1)(d) of the

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

As the year draws to a close, this is a quick reminder about our new series of short podcasts focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI): OPEN Talks.

Our recent interviews cover the equal pay settlement for the US women’s national soccer team, DEI at Mayer Brown and QBE’s approach to diversity, inclusion and wellbeing.

What helping hand could the French State, traditionally a Welfare state, give to employees with the lowest income and therefore those most affected by inflation?

Only a large-scale measure, both attractive to employees and employers, would have had a chance of achieving the dual objective of increasing the purchasing power of employees without jeopardising the

In the latest episode of OPEN Talks, our new series of short podcasts focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), Christopher Fisher, Head of the London Employment Group at Mayer Brown, interviews Nikki Lees, People Director, Inclusion & Wellbeing, at QBE. They discuss QBE’s strategy and approach to diversity, inclusion and wellbeing.  Listen to this episode 

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

IR35 regime

Among possibly more eye-catching headlines, last week the Chancellor made a significant announcement in respect of the IR35 reforms by announcing that these will be repealed from 6 April 2023. Changes were made to the IR35 regime in April 2021, aimed at preventing tax avoidance through the use of intermediaries between clients and

With menopause receiving much attention, both in the media and Government at the moment,  the cross-party House of Commons Women and Equalities committee has published a report which calls on the Government to take various actions in relation to menopause in the workplace.

The report considers the cost to women, employers, society and the economy