Category Archives: employment law

Employee rights: key facts for today’s employers

Every employee in the UK is entitled to certain rights through statute and an employer’s failure to grant them can have serious repercussions for their business. It’s therefore really important for every employer to understand the law and take steps mitigate the risks of employment disputes and tribunals. In this article, we provide a list […]

How “legally” healthy are your employees?

Today’s employers place a lot of emphasis, quite rightly, on benefits that address the physical, mental and financial wellbeing of their employees. But one aspect of everyday life that is often overlooked in the formulation of benefit programmes is the need for people to protect themselves against a number of day-to-day legal risks. Laws and […]

In case you missed them: Epoq’s research findings and articles during 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we thought you might be interested to read a round-up of Epoq’s research findings, articles and press coverage, which you may have missed during the year. Just click on the links below to read more. And, if you’d like to discuss our service or any of the topics featured, […]

Flexible working – key facts for employers

The freedom to work flexibly has become increasingly important to employees, particularly for those with caring responsibilities or a desire to achieve a healthy work-life balance. In fact, our employee benefit survey of 2017 found that 91 per cent of employees value flexible working – the second most highly valued benefit from a list of […]

The government’s Good Work Plan – business as usual for the time being

You may recall that last July (2017), Matthew Taylor published a Government-commissioned review called ‘Good Work’ which included numerous suggestions as to how our working lives could be improved. The Government has now responded with a press release that they’ve called a ‘Good Work plan’. In particular, the Government says that vulnerable workers’ holiday and […]

Legal changes – what businesses should expect in 2018

In December last year, we provided some New Year’s resolutions for employers. But it’s not just employment law that changes. Here we outline some of the other key legal changes we’d suggest you prepare for. Failing to prevent tax evasion This new offence came into force on 30 September 2017, and makes businesses vicariously liable […]