Employment Law Updates
Return to lockdown
England and Scotland have returned to lockdown today, with the instruction being given that those who can should work from home. Also those who are clinically extremely vulnerable should shield again. As a reminder, the furlough scheme is still available although if businesses are furloughing staff they must have this...
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Employment Law Updates
Furlough scheme extended
This update is written and posted on 18th December 2020 and will quickly become out of date once further details are known.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 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (commonly known as furlough), previously due to end on 31...
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Employment Law Updates
Furlough and notice.
This update is written and posted on Monday 16th November 2020. More changes are likely and we will endeavour to provides updates as soon as information becomes available. Further government guidance has been issued regarding the extended furlough scheme. Of particular note is the change in an employer’s ability to...
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Employment Law Updates
Furlough deadline tomorrow for employers to backdate arrangements
The new extended Furlough Scheme runs on very similar lines to the last scheme, except that HMRC are beginning to toughen up on its use, and seek out its abuse. IN ORDER TO QUALIFY there must be a contractually binding agreement in place. It need not be in writing, but...
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Employment Law Updates
Furlough scheme extended again
This update is written and posted on Thursday 5th November 2020 and will quickly become out of date once further details are known.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 this afternoon announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (commonly known as furlough)...
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Employment Law Updates
COVID HEALTH AND SAFETY RISK TO EMPLOYERS
As a firm, we are seeing two unforeseen consequences of COVID-19 emerging which are placing a risk to employers which needs to be treated seriously. The first risk is where disgruntled employees are now being made redundant, or treated in a way that is unsatisfactory, and consequently revealing that they...
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Employment Law Updates
Furlough scheme extended
This update is written and posted on Monday 2nd November 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 Government has announced a month-long lockdown, starting this Thursday 5th November. Importantly for businesses...
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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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