Editor's Note

Posted on 21 April 2021

Welcome to our April 2021 edition of Employment Matters, our round up of key developments in employment law and issues that matter to employers and HR professionals.

In this edition we cover important case law developments, including the Supreme Court's recent decisions on worker status and equal pay comparators, as well as notable judgments on holiday carry over and the Agency Worker Regulations. As lockdown restrictions ease, we highlight difficult COVID-19 related issues for employers, in particular the impact of vaccinations, and the data protection obligations associated with employers using much more personal health information about their staff. Diversity and inclusion remain high on the business agenda: we give an update on the state of play with Women on boards, and you can watch our Digital Session on the driving forces that are shaping the future of D&I technology solutions. Not to be left out, our Incentives team update us on pay transparency as part of the ESG agenda as well as highlighting the increasing use of restricted shares as an alternative to LTIPs.

This broad range of topics reflects the significant pace of change we experienced last year and are continuing to see as we move through 2021. You can find out what some of the most influential employment barristers say are the biggest challenges facing employers over the medium to long term in our All Change: A report into the future of employment law.

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