Employment Law Updates
Furlough for shielding employees and those caring for others.
There have been an increased number of queries recently concerning whether furlough payments are available in relation to employees who are shielding due to being extremely vulnerable, and those who have to stay at home to care for others. Updated guidance by HMRC states that the answer is YES, such...
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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This update is written and posted on 18th December 2020 and will quickly become out of date once further details are known.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This update is written and posted on Thursday 5th November 2020 and will quickly become out of date once further details are known.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
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This update is written and posted on Monday 2nd November 2020 and will quickly become out of date once further details are known.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
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
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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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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