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Remote & flexible working

Our advice and guidance for employers responding to the impact of the pandemic on the working patterns of an organisation's workforce.

Many organisations were required to work from home as a result of lockdown, and remote working became the new normal. As lockdown has eased and the Government has encouraged organisations to bring people back to work there has been a increase in requests for flexible working arrangements moving forward. We have produced some useful resources to help employers navigate the legal aspects of flexible working and any changes that you may need to be made to current policies.

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Flexible working requests after lockdown

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We are pleased to announce our autumn/winter series of free webinars. This programme is aimed mainly at HR managers and those with equivalent experience of dealing with workplace employment issues – but we’d be delighted to welcome you whatever your background or grounding in employment law.

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Remote working overseas

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Flexible working post Covid-19 - sea change or nothing new?

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The coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdown has caused millions to work from home for the first time - an experience likely to cause a surge in requests for flexible working arrangements once most employees are asked to return to the workplace. This article considers the legal position and the practicalities for employers in dealing with flexible working requests.

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Life’s a beach? Working remotely from Barbados

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Can I “work from home” in another country? Rosie Moore, Colin Leckey, Catherine Hayes, Catherine Leung and Katy Lee write for Lawyer Monthly

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Employee competition in the time of remote working

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For many employers recent priorities have focussed on the practicalities of transitioning their workforce to homeworking, taking advantage of the government’s furlough scheme, and making cost savings. Another important consideration is the need to protect businesses from unlawful employee competition during and in the period following the lockdown. We have seen a significant increase in this activity in recent weeks and this article sets out practical steps for employers to follow.

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