About Charlotte Rees-John

Charlotte has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the drinks and hospitality sector. Over the past 16 years she has provided advice on all areas of employment law to clients such as McDonald’s, Whitbread, Spirit, Punch and Roadchef. She understands the need for a proactive relationship with her clients, working together to protect their best interests.

Guidance for Employers on living with Covid

By |2022-04-21T12:15:40+01:00April 21st, 2022|

As all legal Covid restrictions have now been removed the Government has replaced regulations with principles based guidance for employers. The aim of the guidance is to reduce the risk of infection within the workplace whilst treating Covid-19 as any other respiratory illness going forward. The “Working Safely” guidance has now been removed but employers [...]

Staff to get all their tips

By |2021-10-04T14:59:10+01:00October 4th, 2021|

New legislation next year The government has announced its plans to make it illegal for hospitality companies (including pubs, cafes and restaurants) to withhold tips from their workers. Legislation obliging operators to pass on tips will be introduced within the next year.  The announcement is here  Currently, businesses who receive tips via card payment have [...]

Should you make Covid tests for staff mandatory?

By |2021-07-05T09:42:09+01:00July 5th, 2021|

As a full re-opening looks possible on 19th July it might give customers more confidence if you could say that you required all staff to take Covid tests but is mandatory testing a good idea? Mandatory testing is a much-debated issue with Government statistics claiming that 1 in 3 people with Covid show no symptoms. [...]

Mental health – what are you doing for staff?

By |2020-02-11T11:22:52+01:00February 11th, 2020|

Deloitte’s has published an interesting report on mental health in the workplace (Mental health and employers – Refreshing the case for investment). It last published the report in 2017. The report highlights the financial cost to employers of poor mental health in the workplace and the financial benefits of employers investing in employees’ mental wellbeing.  [...]