Nick is predominantly based in our York office and regularly advises both public and private sector employers on a range of matters including internal procedures, restructure/redundancies, industrial action and TUPE. Nick also regularly represents employers as an advocate at Employment Tribunals nationally and at the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
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Employment law update: proposed holiday pay revamp and family friendly legislation
Amongst the raft of proposed changes to employment laws and regulations, which the government has recently announced, are plans to simplify holiday pay and introduce family friendly legislation. In his latest article, Employment partner Nick Wilson looks at the proposals in more detail. Plans to simplify holiday pay For many …More
The return of industrial action in the UK: what employers need to know
Industrial disputes between employers and workforces are usually resolved by way of consultation and negotiation, often with the involvement of a trade union. However, where no agreement can be reached, industrial action by workers is then a distinct possibility. The level of industrial action amongst the UK's workforces is …More
Collective consultation: advice for employers
Large scale redundancies have featured in the news on a regular basis this year with employers continuing to feel the lingering impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, together with drastically altered trading conditions as a result of Brexit. You may recall P&O dismissing 800 workers in circumstances which …More
P&O Ferries: a lesson in how not to manage collective redundancies?
The public outcry over P&O Ferries' instant dismissal of around 800 workers has shone a light on what appear to be significant breaches of the law relating to collective redundancies. Whilst there remains an element of speculation as to exactly what happened, P&O's chief executive, …More
Hybrid working: What do employers need to consider?
If the Covid-19 pandemic has signalled one thing to employers, it's that it is possible for a variety of jobs to be done by employees working from home. And so, with nationwide restrictions being eased, employers are now actively addressing the issue of getting staff back to the …More
Upcoming changes to employment law: What do employers need to know?
The month of April is usually a time for employers to look out for changes to employment law. Thankfully for businesses, given everything else that has been going on in the world for the past year or so, there are relatively few changes for 2021 (so far). But employers will …More
Update on the Extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Following the Government's recent announcement that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended until 31 March 2021, HMRC has now published guidance dealing with the requirements of the extended scheme. The main headlines for employers are as follows: The new guidance is incorporated in several documents aimed …More
Job Support Scheme (JSS): Your latest update...
With the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) just around the corner and the Chancellor's recent announcements on the Job Support Scheme, employers are faced with a raft of matters to consider when it comes to their employees. Here, Nick Wilson, partner in our dedicated employment law …More
The Job Support Scheme (JSS): What does it mean for employers?
With the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) looming and the introduction of the new Job Support Scheme on the 24th October, employers are faced with a raft of matters to consider when it comes to their employees. Here, Nick Wilson, partner in our dedicated employment law team, …More
Quarantining Staff: What's the latest?
Covid-19 is having a huge impact on businesses and quarantine rules for people returning from some holiday destinations have caused a further headache for bosses. Nick Wilson, partner in our dedicated employment law team, explains the legal position. The government has introduced measures that require anyone returning to the …More
As furlough comes to an end, what are the key challenges for employers?
With the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) coming into view, the truth is that this development is just one of the many challenges facing employers in the next few months. Here, Nick Wilson, partner in our Employment team takes a look at some of the biggest issues …More
Furlough, redundancies and the return to work: What’s the latest?
As we all navigate our return to work with the winding up of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on the horizon there are several key considerations for employers. Here, Nick Wilson, partner in our employment law team, gives his insights on the current situation. With all the headline talk in …More
Important update: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
From an employment law perspective, one of the key features of the Government's response to the Covid-19 outbreak has been its publication and updates of Guidance dealing with the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The Guidance set out details regarding which employers could furlough which employees and what …More
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Update
There were very few surprises in the Government's latest Guidance dealing with changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). It was published late on a Friday (so original) and, again, it is not a straightforward read. Which is why it has taken some time for me to digest …More
Jack’s Law: Statutory parental bereavement leave rules from April 2020
First discussed in 2017 and then becoming law in September 2018, the right to paid leave for bereaved parents will finally come into effect from 6 April this year, along with other employment law developments. The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 provides for bereaved parents to take two …More
Is it lawful for employers to have a relationships at work policy?
You may have heard or read about Steve Easterbrook, the chief executive of McDonald's food chain, who has recently been dismissed for appearing to fall foul of the company's policy on workplace relationships. Mr Easterbrook is reported to have been involved in a consensual relationship with a colleague …More
Good Work Plan: Changes to Employee Onboarding and Conditions of Employment
Important changes to employment law are coming in effect on 6th April 2020 as part of the Government’s Good Work Plan. To help you ensure your business is prepared, we have set out the changes for you below. The Government's Good Work Plan was published in late 2018 …More
Health is Everyone's Business: UK government to support employers in reducing ill-health related job loss
On 15 July 2019, the Government launched a consultation called "Health Is Everyone's Business: proposals to reduce ill-health related job loss”, which could result in major changes to employment law, which may affect your business. As part of this consultation, the Government outlined ways in which they, and …More
National Minimum Wage non-compliance increases
The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has recently published its report entitled 'Non-compliance and the enforcement of the National Minimum Wage' (NMW) in which it considers the most recent figures relating to non-compliance with NMW regulations whilst making conclusions and recommendations for the Government to improve compliance by employers. …More
Disability Discrimination Claims And Mental Health
Recent statistics published by Fox & Partners show that there were more than 6,500 disability discrimination claims made in the Employment Tribunals in 2018. This represents a significant 37% increase in the number of disability discrimination claims from 2017. Indeed, the percentage increase in numbers is around eight times …More
The 'gig economy': Where are we now?
The so-called 'gig economy' is a term used to describe a labour market where workers are paid for each 'gig' or piece of work they do. They are engaged to work on self-employed, flexible terms, apparently with little commitment, which allow them to work when they want. Trade …More