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What UK employers need to know about the vaccination programme

  • John McConkey
  • Friday, July 16th, 2021

Employers are facing a surprising number of difficult and untested employment law issues as the UK rolls out its Covid-19 vaccination programme  Many are...

What are the implications of remote working from overseas?

  • Farideh Moallemi
  • Monday, June 21st, 2021

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How fair to employees is firing and rehiring?

  • David Philip Harris
  • Thursday, June 10th, 2021

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Could long COVID be classified as a disability?

  • Farideh Moallemi
  • Thursday, May 27th, 2021

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COVID-19 rapid workplace testing

  • John McConkey
  • Thursday, May 13th, 2021

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Recent UK National Minimum Wage and statutory pay increases

  • David Philip Harris
  • Thursday, April 29th, 2021

April 2021 ushered in numerous changes and adjustments to UK employment law and the statutory rights of individuals  As always, it's important for companies...

Mark Laffery speaks on BBC Radio about the rights of employees to continue working from home

  • Mark Lafferty
  • Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Do UK employees have the legal right to continue working from home if they want to Listen to Mark Lafferty of DPH Legal, speaking about this to Kirsten...

Religion and belief in the workplace

  • David Philip Harris
  • Thursday, March 25th, 2021

According to the Equality Act 2010, an individual is protected from discrimination that is based on religion or philosophical belief  A philosophical...

Should interim relief be available in discrimination cases?

  • David Philip Harris
  • Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Possible new development in UK discrimination law could have widespread consequences for employers and employees alike  In the matter of Steer v Stormshore...

David Harris speaks on the Breakfast Show about vaccine passports

  • David Philip Harris
  • Monday, March 1st, 2021

Listen to David Harris, Managing Partner of DPH Legal, speaking to Sue Kinnear on the Breakfast Show about Covid passports and the legal issues surrounding...

Implementing a work from home policy for employees

  • David Philip Harris
  • Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Even with the UK Government announcing the dates for the phased end of the national lockdown, it does not seem like the current requirement to work from home...

“No Jab no Job” Listen to David P Harris speaking about this on BBC Radio Berkshire

  • David Philip Harris
  • Friday, February 19th, 2021

What is "No jab no pay" Listen to David Harris, Managing Partner of DPH Legal, speaking to Bill Buckley on BBC Radio Berkshire about the legalities of...

David P Harris speaks on BBC Radio Berkshire about the increase during the lockdown of dismissals for underperformance so that employers can avoid redundancy payments

  • David Philip Harris
  • Thursday, February 18th, 2021

David Harris, Managing Partner of DPH Legal, speaks to Sarah Walker on BBC Radio Berkshire about increases in the number of employees who are being dismissed...

David P Harris discusses the rights of UK employees to work from home on BBC Radio Berkshire with Phil Kennedy

  • David Philip Harris
  • Monday, February 15th, 2021

David Harris, Managing Partner of DPH Legal, speaks to Phil Kennedy on BBC Radio Berkshire about recent reports in the media concerning employers who are...

UK Government considers reforms that could affect non-compete clauses in employment contracts

  • David Philip Harris
  • Thursday, February 4th, 2021

At the end of 2020, the UK Government launched a consultation aimed at reforming non-compete clauses that place restrictions on ex-employees after the...

David P Harris speaks to Phil Kennedy on BBC Berkshire about the rights of working parents facing redundancy

  • David Philip Harris
  • Friday, January 29th, 2021

David Harris speaks to Phil Kennedy on BBC Radio Berkshire about redundancy rights during the pandemic and the impact, in particular, on working...

Can employers dismiss employees who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • David Philip Harris
  • Friday, January 22nd, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine will soon be available to the entire UK population but not everyone wants to be vaccinated  Employers should consider very...

David P Harris speaks to Phil Kennedy on BBC Berkshire about the potential impact of the recently announced national lockdown

  • David Philip Harris
  • Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

David Harris, the Managing Partner of DPH Legal, discusses the potential impact on workers of the new national lockdown with Phil Kennedy on BBC Radio...

Could employers dismiss employees fairly based on reputational risk?

  • David Philip Harris
  • Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Earlier this month, in K v L, the Employment Appeal Tribunal found that a school was not entitled to dismiss K, a teacher of 20 years, on grounds of...

COVID-19: UK Government guidance on business operations and working from home

  • David Philip Harris
  • Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

With the end of the national lockdown and the introduction of the tier system that started on 2 December 2020, the UK Government has reiterated that employees...

New Tribunal Procedure Rules

  • David Philip Harris
  • Monday, November 16th, 2020

A new statutory instrument was brought before parliament on 17 September 2020 to amend the tribunal procedural rules  The rules were changed to make the...

Disability Discrimination Update

  • David Philip Harris
  • Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

The EAT in Sullivan v Bury Street Capital Ltd UKEAT/0317/19/BA recently held that an employee who suffered from paranoid delusions was not disabled because...

David P Harris discusses the latest updates from Rishi Sunak with Andrew Peach on BBC Radio Berkshire

  • David Philip Harris
  • Monday, October 26th, 2020

David Harris, Managing Partner of DPH Legal discussed the latest government updates from Rishi Sunak with Andrew Peach on BBC Radio Berkshire These changes...

David P Harris discusses the latest update from Rishi Sunak on BBC Radio Berkshire with Phil Kennedy

  • David Philip Harris
  • Friday, October 23rd, 2020

David Harris, Managing Partner of DPH Legal discussed the latest government updates from Rishi Sunak with Phil Kennedy from BBC Radio Berkshire Listen to...

Calculation of CJRS grants: disclosure of mistakes to HMRC

  • David Philip Harris
  • Monday, October 19th, 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme comes to an end at the end of October Whilst the scheme has been widely welcomed by employers, it is not without its...

David P Harris discusses the latest expansion to the Job Support Scheme on BBC Radio Berkshire with Phil Kennedy

  • David Philip Harris
  • Monday, October 12th, 2020

David Harris, Managing Partner of DPH Legal discussed the latest government updates on the Job Support Scheme with Phil Kennedy on BBC Radio Berkshire These...

David P Harris discusses the latest Government updates on BBC Radio Berkshire with Bill Buckley

  • David Philip Harris
  • Thursday, October 1st, 2020

David Harris, Managing Partner of DPH Legal discussed the latest government updates with Bill Bailey on BBC Radio Berkshire and what these changes mean for...

Test and trace scheme: considerations for employers

  • David Philip Harris
  • Thursday, October 1st, 2020

The NHS Test and Trace service is intended to form a central part of the government’s coronavirus recovery strategy, with those who have tested positive for...

Coronavirus: managing return to work for shielding UK employees

  • David Philip Harris
  • Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Now that shielding has come to an end in the UK, employees who were previously in this position are reporting feelings of anxiety At the same time, as the...

David P Harris discusses the announcement of the ‘Jobs Support Scheme’ on BBC Radio Berkshire

  • David Philip Harris
  • Friday, September 25th, 2020

Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced in parliament the creation of a new “Jobs Support Scheme” set to replace the furlough scheme that will end as planned...

David P Harris discusses the changes to the furlough scheme from the 1 September on BBC Radio Berkshire

  • David Philip Harris
  • Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

David Harris, Managing Partner of DPH Legal discussed the changes to the furlough scheme from 1 September on BBC Radio Berkshire with Phil Kennedy The...

Changes to Employment Tribunal Fees

  • David Philip Harris
  • Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Over the last decade we have seen the employment tribunal fee regime completely overhauled Most recently all fees were scrapped and no fee is currently...

The right to refuse work?

  • David Philip Harris
  • Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Some of the most common queries received in recent weeks have related to whether employers are able to force employees to return to work and, conversely,...

David P Harris discusses the changes to the Furlough scheme from 1 August on BBC Radio Berkshire

  • David Philip Harris
  • Friday, July 31st, 2020

David Harris, Managing Partner of DPH Legal discussed the changes announced to the Furlough scheme which will take place from 1 August 2020 These changes...

Coronavirus: managing the return to work in the UK

  • David Philip Harris
  • Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

As the UK government begin to lift lockdown restrictions, employers in the UK should begin planning for staff to be able to return to their places of work...

David P Harris discusses Redundancy rights for employees on BBC Radio Berkshire

  • David Philip Harris
  • Friday, July 3rd, 2020

David Harris, Managing Partner at DPH Legal, was interviewed on Thursday 2 July on BBC Radio Berkshire As the furlough scheme is gradually coming to an end...

Criminal investigations. The risk for UK employers furloughing staff

  • David Philip Harris
  • Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

UK employers who are furloughing staff as a result of the coronavirus pandemic could face a criminal investigation from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) if...

Holiday during furlough

  • David Philip Harris
  • Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Employees on furlough leave continue to accrue statutory holiday and any additional holiday entitlement under their contract of employment Furloughed...

David P Harris discusses the updated Flexible Furlough Scheme on BBC Radio Berkshire

  • David Philip Harris
  • Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

David Harris, the Managing Partner at DPH Legal, was interviewed on Wednesday 1 July on BBC Radio Berkshire The government have announced a change to the...

David P Harris discusses the latest changes to the Furlough Scheme on BBC Radio Berkshire

  • David Philip Harris
  • Monday, June 1st, 2020

David Harris, Managing Partner at DPH Legal, was interviewed on Friday 29 May on BBC Radio Berkshire to discuss the changes to the Furlough Scheme which will...

David P Harris discusses the latest changes from the Government on BBC Radio Berkshire

  • David Philip Harris
  • Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

After Boris Johnson's speech on Sunday, DPH Legal have been working hard to decipher what this means for the UK workforce David Harris, Managing Partner, was...

Mark Lafferty discusses the changes to workplaces post lock down

  • David Philip Harris
  • Monday, May 4th, 2020

Interviewed on BBC Radio Berkshire, Mark Lafferty, Associate at DPH Legal, looks at the changes to working life as discussions on relaxing lock down have...

David P Harris explains pay on furlough for employees on BBC Radio Berkshire

  • David Philip Harris
  • Thursday, April 30th, 2020

As payday arrives, many may be wondering how they are to be paid David Harris, Managing Partner at DPH Legal explains all with Andrew Peach on BBC Radio...

David P Harris discusses the latest Furlough updates on BBC Radio Berkshire

  • David Philip Harris
  • Monday, April 20th, 2020

David Harris, Managing Partner at DPH Legal discussed the latest updates on Furlough with Sarah Walker at BBC Radio Berkshire  Listen to the interview...

The Good Work Plan

  • David Philip Harris
  • Thursday, April 16th, 2020

This month a number of new or revised provisions are to be introduced It is important employers are aware of the new provisions These changes are being...

David Harris discusses Furlough leave on BBC Radio Berkshire with Phil Kennedy

  • David Philip Harris
  • Friday, April 3rd, 2020

David Harris, Managing Partner at DPH Legal was interviewed by Phil Kennedy on BBC Radio Berkshire Discussing what is Furlough leave, can you work during...

David Harris discusses Furlough leave from the employers perspective on BBC Radio Berkshire

  • David Philip Harris
  • Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

David Harris, Managing Partner at DPH Legal was interviewed by Sarah Walker on BBC Radio Berkshire about Furlough leave and what it means for the...

David Harris discusses the latest announcement on BBC Hereford Radio with Toni McDonald

  • David Philip Harris
  • Friday, March 27th, 2020

David Harris, Managing Partner at DPH Legal was interviewed by Toni McDonald on BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester about the governments latest announcement...

David Harris answers listeners questions on BBC Radio Berkshire with Sarah Walker.

  • David Philip Harris
  • Thursday, March 26th, 2020

David Harris, Managing Partner at DPH Legal was interviewed by Sarah Walker at BBC Radio Berkshire, During the interview he answered a range of listeners...

David Harris discusses changes to pay for the employed and self employed on BBC West Midlands Radio

  • David Philip Harris
  • Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

David Harris, Managing Partner at DPH Legal was interviewed by Richard Wilford of West Midlands BBC Radio about the latest updates to Employed and self...

David Harris discusses employment rights on BBC Berkshire Radio

  • David Philip Harris
  • Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

David Harris, Managing Partner at DPH Legal was interviewed by Andrew Peach of BBC Radio Berkshire about the latest updates to workers rights after the recent...

David Harris talks to BBC Radio Berkshire about Coronavirus and Sick Pay

  • David Philip Harris
  • Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

David Harris, Managing Partner at DPH Legal was interviewed by Sarah Walker of  BBC Radio Berkshire about workers rights in relation to sick pay if you...

David Harris discusses sick pay and self-employed workers on BBC Radio Berkshire

  • David Philip Harris
  • Thursday, March 5th, 2020

David Harris, Managing Partner at DPH Legal was interviewed by Andrew Peach of  BBC Radio Berkshire about workers rights in relation to sick pay,...

David Harris talks about workers rights and Coronavirus on BBC Radio Berkshire

  • David Philip Harris
  • Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

David Harris, Managing Partner at DPH Legal was interviewed by Sarah Walker of  BBC Radio Berkshire about workers rights in relation to...

David Harris interviewed by Phil Kennedy of BBC Radio Berkshire about the rights of employees with autism.

  • David Philip Harris
  • Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

David Harris was interviewed by Phil Kennedy of BBC Radio Berkshire about the rights of employees with autism You can listen to the interview...

Legal rights of employees with less than two years service

  • David Philip Harris
  • Friday, January 25th, 2019

Generally, employees need to have worked for an employer for two years before they can bring a complaint of unfair dismissal But there are certain exceptions...

New Tribunal Procedure Rules

  • David Philip Harris
  • Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

A new statutory instrument was brought before parliament on 17 September 2020 to amend the tribunal procedural rules  The rules were changed to make the...

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