Coronavirus – The next 4 weeks…

Crikey! The world is changing before our eyes. Only a few weeks ago, a typical commute to work on the train was an environment full of people in various states of boredom, tiredness or, alternatively, being noticeably transfixed with their phones or Kindles. Now, in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, it is a place…

Coronavirus – More questions than answers…

I’ve not written much about coronavirus previously because, frankly, whilst my blogs tend to be topical, it felt overly opportunistic. However, in the last 7 days, the number of calls and emails I’ve received from concerned employers and, in recent days, from employers with fears of members of staff displaying potential symptoms, has sky-rocketed. Overall,…

The power of interpretation: The Bible versus Employer Handbooks

One of my closest friends, and ongoing victim of my slight obsession with Parkrun, is currently involved in planning events at Liverpool John Moores University’s Christian Union.  Naturally, within recent weeks, this has led to many discussions about the Bible within our shared early morning car journeys to the aftermentioned Parkruns. Most of the discussions…

Illness, heavy lifting and unpredictability – How NOT to deal with pregnant individuals

Employment Law is a HUGE area.  I mean, after all, I never struggle for a blog-related topic due to Employment Law covering everything from unpaid ‘discretionary’ bonuses, unfair dismissal, unreasonable denial of job vacancy due to disability, discrimination due to being a part-time worker, breach of contract due to pension-related ageism and, of course, discrimination…

‘Jack’s Law’ provides two weeks’ statutory paid leave to bereaved parents

The government has published the statutory instruments which implement two weeks’ paid bereavement leave for parents upon the death of a child under the age of 18. The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill and  the Statutory Bereavement Pay(General) Regulations 2020 and will come into force as of the 6th April 2020. This new legal…

Should Batman work in HR?

Last night, I watched the middle half of The Dark Knight Rises (the final Christian Bale Batman movie). It wasn’t planned and we didn’t even finish the move as it was part of a social evening with guests which ended in a random film to half chat over. However, there was one scene which caught…