Employment Law Updates
Reference Salary for Job Support Scheme
This update is written and posted on Monday 26th October 2020 and will quickly become out of date once further details are known.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.   Just as the furlough scheme imposed a cap on what could be claimed, the...
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Employment Law Updates
Further expansion of Job Support Scheme
This update is written and posted on Thursday 22nd October 2020 and will quickly become out of date once further details are known.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. Following criticism that the Job Support Scheme did not provide support for those businesses in...
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Employment Law Updates
Expansion of Job Support Scheme
This update is written and posted on Monday 12th October 2020 and will quickly become out of date once further details are known.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.   In advance of the Government’s announcement today as to the three tier system for...
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Employment Law Updates
Job Retention Bonus
The Job Retention Bonus was announced at the end of July, full guidance has just been published. The bonus is a one-off £1,000 payment for every employee who was furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and remains employed continuously until 31 January 2021. It can also be claimed for...
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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This update is written and posted on Thursday 24th September 2020 and will quickly become out of date once further details are known.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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