Age Appropriate Design Code for websites aimed at children

On 2 September 2020, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), Age Appropriate Design Code (the Code), a statutory code of practice, came into force with a transitional period of one year to allow businesses time to consider its effects and prepare accordingly. Now that this transitional period has ended, what impact has the Age Appropriate Design…

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Do not gamble with your consumer terms and conditions

For companies conducting business online, the judgment in the recent case of Green v Petfre (Gibraltar) Ltd t/a Betfred (Green v Betfred) serves as a stark reminder for them to ensure their terms and conditions are drafted in a clear, intelligible manner and easily understood by consumers. The judgment provides an example of the potentially…

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Government announces consultation on extending flexible working rights

Since March 2020, the majority of employers have had to consider flexible working arrangements in order to enable their business to continue to operate during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Many employees are now approaching their employers with requests to continue with flexible working arrangements despite the fact that the majority of Coronavirus restrictions have ceased to…

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Hybrid Working

A recent BBC poll indicated that 70% of the people polled believed that workers would not return to the office full time after the coronavirus pandemic. The majority of workers said that they would prefer to work from home either full-time or at least some of the time. “Hybrid Working” where employees split their working…

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This week is ‘Remember a Charity Week’

‘Remember A Charity Week’ aims to raise awareness of the benefits of leaving a financial gift to charitable causes in your Will and this year runs from 6 – 12 September. The event is organised by ‘Remember A Charity’, which is itself a charity, and brings together 200 charities that rely on gifts in Wills…

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COVID-19 TESTING

Since 16 August 2021 individuals are no longer required to self-isolate if they have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination, which means employers are considering alternative precautions they can put in place instead of self-isolation to ensure the safety of their staff in the workplace environment, especially those that may be clinically extremely vulnerable.…

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Employment Law Update – July 2021

In this update we will be discussing: Workplace considerations in relation to the end of Coronavirus restrictions in England; ACAS Guidance on Hybrid Working; Potential new rules in relation to vaccinations for care home staff; and New right to work check requirements. End of Coronavirus restrictions – employment implications Return to work guidance The government…

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