Advice & Information

Returning to work after furlough

Date: June 08, 2020 by idu-net

We know that returning to work after furlough can be a stressful time and you will have many concerns and questions about how to keep yourself safe and how coronavirus may have affected your job.   The most important thing is staying as safe as possible and you should not fear raising health and safety issues at …

Community Member Support Group

Date: May 01, 2020 by idu-net

We would like to  share an information on the specific support that Community, of which IDU is now a part of,  is putting in place to help all our members get through the Coronavirus crisis. No matter where you work, or if you’re one of our retired or non-working members, Community is in your corner. …

Shoosmiths Support for individuals and families during Covid-19

Date: May 01, 2020 by idu-net

      Please click on the link below to open a COVID-19 PAD brochure that the firm has produced relating to legal questions that they have been asked in the last few weeks. Support for individuals families during COVID19 v1 0


Date: April 09, 2020 by idu-net

– UPDATED 28 APRIL 2020 –   This is advice is intended to provide you with clarity and to help you make the best decisions about what you do during the “lockdown”. See here for the government’s strict measures:   This is not an alternative to specific advice. If you are unclear about anything, …

Halfords Branch update – Covid-19

Date: March 27, 2020 by idu-net

The IDU forwarded on Monday  a list of Halfords workers members concerns to the Head of People’s team, outlining their concern i.e. lack of cleaning equipment, no clear plan on social distancing in front of house and MOT testers being asked to carry MOT’s – against government guidelines.   We are advising Halfords staff to …

The advantages of compensation awards as periodical payments

Date: January 07, 2020 by idu-net

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to suffer an accidental injury (at work, in a road traffic accident or as a consequence of medical negligence) then of course IDU Legal will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve.   The aim of any compensation award is generally to put you back in the position …

Employment myths of Christmas

Date: December 18, 2019 by idu-net

It’s the time of year for festive cheer, but there are several HR and employment myths that circulate at this time of year. Here’s just a few debunked:   Christmas decorations should not be permitted Christmas decorations are a fun part of Christmas festivities, and it is unsurprising that many employees choose to decorate their …

Redundancy: how it should be conducted

Date: December 09, 2019 by idu-net

The recent Thomas Cook collapse has had a devastating impact on the staff of the travel firm, bringing the issue of redundancy once again into focus. Some might say no matter what you call it people have still lost their livelihood, but employees are entitled to greater consideration in redundancy.   Employers should try hard …

Changes to employment law in the pipeline?

Date: October 08, 2019 by idu-net

At the end of 2018, the government published its Good Work Plan, setting out what it described as “the biggest package of workplace reforms for over 20 years”. Several proposals have been put out to consultation which could, if implemented, substantially update employment legislation in Great Britain. This article summarises some of the key proposals. …

Rented homes fit to live in

Date: September 02, 2019 by idu-net

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 was given Royal Assent in December 2018 and came into force on 20 March 2019 – the “commencement date”.   The new Act amends the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 to require that both social and privately rented properties in England and Wales meet certain standards – …