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No jab, no job – give us your thoughts…

25th March 2021

With just short of 28 million of the UK population having received their first COVID-19 vaccination, and 2.3 million a second dose, employers are wrestling with a very acute dilemma. Can they/should they force employees to have the COVID-19 vaccination?Read more ›

Mandatory vaccination policy – the risks?

It is too soon to tell whether any employers will seriously contemplate imposing a “no jab no job policy” but for those who might even now be considering it, we have put together a list of some of the moreRead more ›

Budget 2021 – a Brief Review of the Employment Points

5th March 2021

Two immediately positive takeaways from the highly anticipated Budget 2021 announcement by Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, are: (1) the prediction that the economy will bounce back this year, with a projected annual growth of 4% and an expectation of pre coronavirusRead more ›

“What is our status?” Uber drivers finally have an answer

22nd February 2021

Last Friday, the UK Supreme Court published the highly anticipated judgment in the case of Uber BV v Aslam and Others.  The claims originally brought by Mr Aslam and others in 2016 were in relation to Uber’s failure to payRead more ›

Government U-Turn on Public Sector Exit Payments

19th February 2021

Last week the government announced that it will be revoking the Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2000, which place a £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments. The Regulations, that aim to prevent public bodies from making excessive pay outsRead more ›

Law by Design ranked as leading employment law firm

2nd October 2020

Law by Design ranked as leading employment law firm We are delighted to announce that for another consecutive year Law by Design has been ranked as a leading employment law firm. Testament to our hard work over the past year,Read more ›

Getting talent management right

25th July 2019

By Lauren Anderson, HR consultant and principal investigator, By Design Group, as featured in HR Review. In an ideal world, business leaders would accurately predict the future by peering in to a crystal ball every Monday morning – but unlessRead more ›

Holiday Headaches for parents and employers

23rd July 2019

Holiday Headaches for parents and employers Now that the long summer school holidays have finally arrived, I am reminded of my time as a working mother facing the logistical nightmare of what to do with my two young children inRead more ›

Nominate your ‘diversity champion’ today to ensure workforce equality

5th July 2019

Caroline Shafar, a highly experienced employment lawyer and director at By Design Group blogs about recent LGBTQ cases, new report findings and shares why all businesses should nominate a ‘diversity champion.’ We celebrated LGBTQ Pride Month in June to recogniseRead more ›

The Menopause Challenge – Breaking the Taboo in the Workplace

3rd July 2019

Having a successful career takes hard work, self-belief, determination, time and often sacrifices. Added to this, if you are a working woman you may have the stress of working through the life stages of periods, pregnancy and the dreaded menopause.Read more ›

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