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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Employment Law Updates
Can holidays be taken during furlough?
The simple answer to this very commonly asked question is “We don’t know, no one knows yet”   And the answer may not come in time for Good Friday and Easter Monday. As at 9th April 2020 there is no clear government guidance on this question. ACAS have changed their...
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Employment Law Updates
Furlough Update
This is the best idea we have of the situation as at 6th April 2020. The situation continues to change rapidly.   The government issued new and further guidance over the weekend on furlough leave. Much is as we expect, but there remains a lack of clarity on holidays.  ...
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Employment Law Updates
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme 27th March 2020
GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE ISSUED The Government has issued some much needed guidance on how the Furlough Scheme will work. We are grateful to Daniel Barnett for drawing our attention to it and summarise it below. A link to the guidance is at the end of this article.   This remains “Guidance”...
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Employment Law Updates
Furlough Leave 26th March 2020
This is an update on 26th March, updating our original post of Saturday 21st March 2020. This update will also quickly become out of date. We will endeavour to update it as soon as information becomes available.   On, 20th March 2020, the Government announced a series of measures to...
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Employment Law Updates
WHO CAN GO TO WORK?
24TH March 2020 Further questions coming as a result of the current coronavirus crisis concern whether or not employers can ask employees to go to work during the new Lockdown.   As with so much at the present time there has been a lack of clarity. The position changed numerous...
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Employment Law Updates
FURLOUGH LEAVE
This update is written and posted on Saturday 21st March 2020 and will quickly become out of date. We will endeavour to update it as soon as information becomes available. Yesterday, 20th March 2020, the Government announced a series of measures to assist employers and employees in the coming months...
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