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As the Covid-19 vaccine rollout continues and we start to edge closer towards normality, many employers will be hoping that their workforce will start to return to the workplace. However, there will be many employees …

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With the summer holidays fast approaching, our Employment and HR expert Owen John outline everything you need to know about managing your employees’ annual leave this summer. Can I prevent my employees from travelling abroad …

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In March 2021, it was announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) would be extended until 30 September 2021, following a series of previous extensions. The CJRS allows employers to furlough their staff and …

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The COVID pandemic has undoubtedly caused significant problems for certain parts of the franchising sector. Anyone involved in hospitality will have faced considerable challenges, as well as franchises that involve “in person” delivery of services. …

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Businesses of all types and sizes have faced unprecedented times as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, with many having to adapt in order to increase their resilience and to ensure the business’ survival and …

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The UK and Welsh Governments have recently updated their guidance on workplace testing. Testing is the best way to keep on track for the roadmap out of lockdown and minimise the spread of COVID-19. Since …

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An Employment Tribunal has ruled that an employee who was seen drinking in a public house when he was absent from work due to ill health was unfairly dismissed. In March 2020, the Claimant, Mr …

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After recent controversies involving big businesses including British Airways, the UK Government confirmed on 25 May that it was still considering a highly anticipated report from ACAS concerning the use of ‘fire and rehire’ tactics.  …

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Similar to the ‘vaccine passport,’ the debate about requiring proof of vaccination in the workplace is controversial and the Government has largely left it to employers to decide what to do. As businesses begin to …

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In early April, employees at the DVLA headquarters in Swansea staged a four-day strike following a large outbreak of Covid-19 in their workplace. The employees complained that large numbers of staff were being unnecessarily required …

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As we emerge from the third lockdown, we recognise some of the adverse changes the hospitality industry has had to implement into its daily practices in order to survive. With the recent reopening of outdoor …

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In February 2021, the Supreme Court found that drivers for Uber should be classed as workers rather than self-employed contractors, and therefore benefited from additional rights such as national minimum wage and holiday pay. Following …

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Employment lawyer and Partner at Darwin Gray LLP, Damian Phillips, examines whether employees can rely on health and safety fears about Covid-19 to justify continue staying away from the workplace. As many employers start to …

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Franchising offers many benefits for those looking to become business owners. Most importantly, you are buying a tried and tested business model. If you are looking to enter a franchise network then there are two …

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In January 2021, the Health and Safety Executive announced that it has received 134,000 covid workplace complaints since the start of the pandemic. In the same month, it was reported that one in eight employees …

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Online marketplaces, where buyers connect with sellers, are becoming an increasingly popular business model for budding online entrepreneurs. One of the key legal challenges for the operator of these sites is to construct the legal …

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As a result of the pandemic, many businesses made the choice to transition into operating almost exclusively online. In this Digital Discussion, former First Minister Carwyn Jones speaks to an expert business panel about how …

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Commercial law firm Darwin Gray is the winner of the Legal category at the 2020 Cardiff Property Awards. Held virtually on Friday 26 March 2021, the Cardiff Property Awards celebrated the local property sector, recognising …

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The regeneration of Newport Market will be the largest market refurb in the UK and is expected to become one of the most visited historic buildings in Newport, attracting over 1.5 million visitors per year. …

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The Supreme Court has now heard the final appeal in the case of Uber v Aslam and handed down its judgment on 19 February 2021 on the question of whether Uber drivers are self-employed or …

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During the highly anticipated Budget 2021 announcement on 3 March, the Chancellor of the Exchequer revealed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which was created to provide financial support to individuals and businesses during …

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