NI Employment Law: What We Learned Last Quarter (Q4 2020)Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 11 January 2021
Every three months we update you with some of the key developments in employment law and practice affecting the Northern Ireland workplace in that quarter.
You’ll find many more learning points on our Northern Ireland Employment Law Hub but, if you don’t have time to research every item, here are a few useful pearls of wisdom from quarter 4 of 2020 - click on the links below to further your knowledge:
- The Furlough Scheme was extended until the end of April 2021.
- In GB the Government launched a consultation on measures to reform post-termination non-compete clauses in contracts of employment.
- Experts warned that employer surveillance has ‘taken off’ since the pandemic began.
- We held our Annual Review of Employment Law as a fantastic virtual event. If you missed out you might be interested in our video and digital notes bundle.
- A report from NISRA on the further education sector from 2014-2019 has found that the numbers of students enrolled in FE Colleges has decreased over that time span.
- We officially launched 'Reasonable Adjustments for Disabilities - a Guide for Employers' at our NI annual review of employment law. It's really good, even if we do say so ourselves. Please download and circulate to all your colleagues and peers.
- The ICO has produced detailed guidance for Data Protection Officers in dealing with the vexed issue of Subject Access Requests.
- We discussed a wide range of equality matters at our Diversity and Inclusion Forum including workplace gender quotas.
- Justice NI consulted on proposals to raise the Mandatory Retirement Age for judges to either 72 or 75.
- A new guide from the CIPD sets out principles, steps and considerations for organisations on how to have conversations about race with their employees.
- The NI Apprenticeship Awards 2021 was were launched nomination forms are available here.
Employment Law at 11
Did you know, our very popular Employment Law at 11 webinar series with Seamus McGranaghan, Partner at O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors, is now available as a podcast, so you can listen back at your convenience.
This article is correct at 11/01/2021
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