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Flexible Working (Amendment) Regulations 2023

Flexible Working

A statutory instrument was introduced in December which confirms that the right to request flexible working will become a day one right for employees, with effect from 6 April 2024. Currently employees the requisite length of service is 26 weeks. Consequently, any request submitted on or after this date will be governed by the new […]

Key Announcement – The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023

Flexible Working

On 19 July 2023, the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill was given Royal Assent, and passed as law. It will be known as the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023. The announcement setting out the legislation has some significant deletions from what was originally contained in the Bill. This includes the removal of the entitlement […]

Protecting Your Business

Protecting Your Business | HR Solutions | HR Advice

At a time of uncertainty, you will want to do everything within your means to keep your business running smoothly and to limit risk. As we continue to respond to Covid-19, managing the employment relationship is even more critical to ensure your business can survive and thrive. The biggest cost to any employer is its […]

Personal Relationships at Work

Shielding | Coronavirus

In a modern world, where we all spend a lot of time at work and with our colleagues, there is a growing trend of personal or intimate relationships developing. Personal relationships include family relationships, sexual relationships, very close friendships, and close business, commercial and financial. It is generally regarded as unrealistic and too much of […]

Personal relationships at work

Personal Relationships at Work | Employment Law | HR Solutions

Personal relationships at work which may affect employers can include those between spouses, civil partners, common-law partners, family members (fathers, sons, sisters, brothers) and others. The type of relationship can include very close friendships, sexual relationships, close family members and commercial relationships. Many organisations employ staff with family connections. Also, as we spend more time […]

Social media gaffes in the workplace

Social Media Gaffes in the Workplace | HR Solutions

Sometimes a flippant remark or blunder can have far-reaching consequences as well as cause embarrassment and offence.  There has been widespread media speculation over the recent case of Danny Baker, a BBC broadcaster, who was fired for a ‘chimp’ tweet about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new baby. He had posted an image on […]

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act

Parental Bereavement and Pay - HR Solutions

The death of a child is one of the worst experiences a person could go through. Most employers are compassionate and flexible at such a devastating time, but sadly this is not always the case. In other situations, some employers are simply unsure of what they should, or can, offer to support their employee. Currently, […]


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