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Brexit: Implications for NI Employers of EU Nationals

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 25/01/2021 Introduction The Brexit implementation period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020, and with it, free movement of persons in the EU also came to an end. This is despite the fact that the EU-UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was agreed between the UK and the EU on 24 December. Therefore, it is...
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Brexit
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NI Employment Law: What We Learned Last Quarter (Q4 2020)

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 11/01/2021 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...
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Our Top 5 From 2020

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 07/01/2021 Well, 2020 was certainly an interesting year and we thought we would celebrate the New Year with a review of our top 5 offerings from 2020. Guidance for Employers in Making Reasonable Adjustments – we launched this guidance at our Annual Review of Employment Law in November 2020. Developed in as...
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Covert Recording in the 'Workplace' - When Might it be Lawful?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 07/01/2021 In July 2020, the CIPD published an extensive report into workplace technology. Amongst its key findings were: 45% of employees believe that monitoring is currently taking place in their workplace - wherever that might be 86% believe that workplace monitoring and surveillance will increase in the ...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act Policies and Procedures
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The TUPE King’s Top Five Cases of 2020

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 09/12/2020 Dr John McMullen has been variously described as “the King of TUPE” and the “TUPE guru”. Indeed, he is the author of Business Transfers and Employee Rights, the leading work on TUPE. First published in 1987, it is a loose-leaf encyclopaedia, known affectionately as the “purple book”, and is subscri...
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Transfer of Undertaking (TUPE) Webinar Recordings NI
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When Can Costs Justify Discrimination?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 07/12/2020 In Heskett v Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWCA Civ 1487 the Court of Appeal held that although saving or avoiding costs cannot in and of itself justify indirect discrimination on grounds of age, an employer’s need to reduce costs in order to balance its books in response to a public sec...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Brexit 2020: New Immigration and Visa Costs

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 24/11/2020 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Immigration law requirements have become increasingly more important in the running of businesses in Northern Ireland as the world has (metaphorically speaking) become a smaller place. This means that many HR practitioners now also have to have a certain level of knowledg...
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Brexit
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Furlough Extended – Further Guidance

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 11/11/2020 The Government further updated its guidance on the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) last night. We have summarised the key new points below since our last briefing on 3 November. 1. Extended to March 2021 – The CJRS has now been extended to 31 March 2021. For claim periods up to ...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
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What Does Effective Performance Management For Remote Teams Looks Like?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 06/11/2020 The Covid-19 crisis has presented many challenges; however, it has also presented opportunities. The increase in remote, smart and agile working is impacting the way organisations manage and deliver performance management. The opportunity to re-purpose, re-design and simplify the performance manage...
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A-Typical Working Policies and Procedures
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Furlough Extension

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 05/11/2020 Just when everyone was getting to grips with the new Job Support Scheme (JSS), the Government extends the existing Furlough scheme. The extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) announced on 31 October 2020 is U.K. wide and so covers eligible employers and employees in Northern Ireland. Joa...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19