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What’s new in employment law for 2024?

What’s new in employment law for 2024?

Here at citrus HR, we work hard to keep our customers updated with the latest advice on employment law and HR changes and challenges so they can be prepared. Our legal team have put together this update on the employment law changes you should be aware of for the...

What’s new in employment law 2023?

What’s new in employment law 2023?

2022 has been another tricky year for HR issues in small businesses, with the cost-of-living crisis and some remaining issues from the Covid-19 pandemic adding extra pressure to employers, employees, and households across the country. Here at citrus HR, we work hard...

Employment Law Changes to look out for in 2022

Employment Law Changes to look out for in 2022

2021 has been another very difficult year for HR issues in your smaller business, especially with the new norm of lockdowns, self-isolation, working from home, and furlough. 2022 looks set to be another challenging year as we continue to deal with the effects of...

What the Uber driver case means for your business

What the Uber driver case means for your business

After a long running court battle, it’s finally been confirmed that Uber drivers are workers and not contractors. But what does this decision mean for your business? Now that the Supreme Court has cracked down on the classification of Uber drivers, the ripples of this...

Should employees be allowed time off to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Should employees be allowed time off to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

As the UK’s vaccination effort continues to make progress, you might be wondering whether you’re required to provide time off work for employees’ vaccine appointments, and if you are, whether this time off must be paid. The fact is that there’s no legal obligation for...

Employment law changes to look out for in 2021

Employment law changes to look out for in 2021

If you’re a smaller business weary of coping with a surge of HR issues during 2020, whether caused by Covid-19, Brexit or just day-to-day operations, we feel for you and help is at hand! The UK has just been identified as one of the most complex HR and payroll...

Redundancy as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Redundancy as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Job Retention Scheme was implemented in March 2020, to help deal with the economic consequences of the Coronavirus. The scheme has been a success with many businesses furloughing their employees to survive, protecting thousands of UK jobs. But with the end of the...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: What you need to know

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: What you need to know

In March 2020, the UK Government introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to protect the countries job market by helping employers keep their employees on payroll during the pandemic. Now with the number of cases of COVID-19 slowly decreasing, the...

Are vegan employees protected from discrimination?

Are vegan employees protected from discrimination?

A new year, a new decade and the news that more of us than ever are taking part in Veganuary (a pledge to try a vegan diet for the month of January). A large number of retailers have launched new vegan ranges to respond to customer demand and bakery chain Greggs...

7 employment law changes coming in 2020

7 employment law changes coming in 2020

It’s a busy time for changes to employment law. Below are seven key changes to be aware of and to plan for now, that are definitely happening. We expect most of these to come into effect in April. And there are even more employment law changes outlined in the Queen’s...

Talking politics at work

Talking politics at work

Due to the current political landscape in the UK, people's views on politics will inevitably surface in the workplace. With so many differing opinions, beliefs and political affiliations flying about, there’s a possibility that discussion could turn into an argument...

Workplace relationships: A guide for employers

Workplace relationships: A guide for employers

Can employees form romantic relationships at work? Well, that very much depends on the business. And as the news scandal concerning former McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook has brought to light, if you work at McDonald’s, you can’t. Easterbrook was dismissed from his...

Calculating final pay

Calculating final pay

When it’s time to let an employee go, whether it’s willingly or unwillingly, you’ll be faced with a list of tasks and things you’ll need to consider when they leave. One of the most essential tasks is working out the employee’s final pay. Final pay is the amount of...

The Working Time Directive explained

The Working Time Directive explained

What is the Working Time Directive? The Working Time Directive (WTD) is a piece of legislation introduced by the European Union in 1993. Its purpose is to ensure individuals don’t work too many hours in the interests of their health and safety. The WTD was brought...