Employment Law Updates
New offences relating to self-isolation.
This update is written and posted on Monday 28th September 2020. It is subject to change in future and we will endeavour to update it as soon as changes are announced. As of last night, it is now an offence in England for an employer to knowingly allow an employee...
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Employment Law Updates
Job Support Scheme
This update is written and posted on Thursday 24th September 2020 and will quickly become out of date once further details are known. We will endeavour to update it as soon as information becomes available. The Chancellor has announced this morning that he is introducing a Job Support Scheme to...
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Employment Law Updates
HOLIDAY QUARANTINE
UK Citizens returning to the UK from Spain are now told that they must self isolate for 2 weeks. With the change in rules, some employers are asking what their obligations are to employees who cannot return after holiday until two weeks self isolation has expired. The employer has flexibility...
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Employment Law Updates
Furlough and flexible furlough
BROAD SUMMARY AS AT 25TH June 2020 Employers are reminded that should they wish to continue to use the Furlough Scheme on a reduced basis as of the 1st July, a new written agreement or instruction will be required with staff to prove that this was put in place. It...
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Employment Law Updates
Furlough Update
Deadline to furlough an employee for the first time and other changes to the furlough scheme This update is correct as at 3rd June 2020 but there may be further changes and updates. Many readers will be aware that the Government announced how the furlough scheme will change over the...
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Employment Law Updates
Test and Trace – Self Isolation
The government have today introduced regulations to provide that those told to self-isolate under the new test and trace regime will be permitted to claim Statutory Sick Pay for the ensuing two week period. In answer to the question “Can an employee come back before two weeks if they want...
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Employment Law Updates
Can employers force workers to take holiday during furlough? An Update.
The government has updated their guidance to employees regarding the furlough scheme. This update is correct as at 14th May 2020 but there may be further changes and updates.   Following the Government’s update last month in their guidance to employees that holiday can be taken on furlough, they have...
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Employment Law Updates
Can holidays be taken during furlough? An Update.
Following the issue of their Direction to HMRC, the government has updated their guidance to employees regarding the furlough scheme. This update is correct as at 20th April 2020 but there may be further changes and updates. The government has finally addressed the issue of furlough and holiday, although only...
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Employment Law Updates
Furlough Update
This should hopefully be a final update, as at 15th April 2020, but we cannot rule out further changes or updates.   The government has issued their Direction to HMRC regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which should be the definitive document setting out the rules of the Scheme. However,...
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Changes to Employment Contracts
Before now, employers had two months to issue a contract to a new employee. Employees and workers are now entitled to a written Statement of Terms and Conditions from day one of employment.  The penalty for failure can be one months wage.   There are also new requirements about what...
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