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
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This update is written and posted on Monday 2nd November 2020 and will quickly become out of date once further details are known.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
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
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
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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