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Dec
01
2020

Supporting employees vulnerable to domestic abuse
#Employment

The end of November has seen a cumulation of domestic violence focused stats and reminders. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on the 25th November saw the release of UK’s first comprehensive 10-year femicide census, which revealed harrowing figures, including that 62% of the deceased women were killed by their current partner or an ex, mostly in their own homes....

Nov
26
2020

Restrictive covenants – employers watch out
#Employment

Employers can be liable for inducing a breach of a restrictive covenant, but relying on legal advice can provide a defence as held the Court of Appeal in Allen v Dodd & Co Ltd....

Nov
26
2020

Equal Pay – where to next?
#Employment

The Fawcett Society have marked Equal Pay Day – the day of the year on which women stop earning relative to men – by releasing a report warning the UK is at a crossroads on equal pay....

Nov
24
2020

Brexit: Are your employees working from home abroad?
#Employment #UK Immigration #Brexit

Last month our article discussed the employment law implications to consider if your employees are working from abroad during the pandemic....

Nov
19
2020

New ruling provides H&S detriment protection to workers
#Employment

Protection from health and safety detriments and the right to PPE should cover ‘workers’ as well as employees, High Court rules....

Nov
18
2020

New ruling lends helping hand to employers balancing budgets
#Employment

2020 is likely to be a year of financial constraints for many businesses. Therefore, the recent Court of Appeal decision in Heskett v Secretary of State for Justice [2020] could be good news for employers seeking to justify indirect discrimination as a biproduct of a short-term need to reduce expenditure. ...

Nov
13
2020

Furlough Scheme Update
#Employment

On 5th November 2020, the Chancellor announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme would be extended until the end of March 2021. ...

Nov
12
2020

Time to update your social media policy?
#Employment #Data Protection

In light of the new social media guidance the BBC imposed on its own employees, employers should be carefully considering whether or not their own social media policy sufficiently protects their interests....

Nov
12
2020

New furlough guidance: warning that notice pay may not be covered from December
#Employment

Whilst the majority of the update confirmed information we already know, there were some important pieces of new information....

Nov
06
2020

Furlough Extended
#Employment

Less than 1 week ago, the government announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the furlough scheme) would be extended for 1 month, to the end of November 2020, with government support for 80% of wages up to a cap of £2,500 per month and employers only having to pay pension and National Insurance Contributions....

Nov
05
2020

Enhanced redundancy packages explained
#Employment

The first payment to include in a redundancy package is the statutory redundancy payment. This must be paid to all eligible employees and the amount is set by legislation. Other mandatory payments on termination would also include accrued but untaken annual leave and unpaid wages. Some employers, where the contract allows, may make a payment in lieu of notice....

Nov
05
2020

Tax implications of home working: equipment
#Employment

When the UK went into lockdown in March, no one anticipated that we would be entering another in November. Again we have been told that those that can, must work from home. With the second lockdown starting today, many employees that had put-off purchasing home office equipment first time round, with the hope of returning to the office, may now be changing their minds....

Nov
02
2020

Extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

On Saturday 31 October, the Prime Minister announced that England will enter its second lockdown as of Thursday 5th November....

Oct
30
2020

Job Support Scheme (JSS) Open and JSS Closed: How will this work?
#Employment

The Government has injected further money into the Job Support Scheme (JSS) and modified the Scheme for businesses forced to close by under government lockdown orders (JSS closed) and for those still managing to operate but facing decreased demand (JSS Open)....

Oct
29
2020

Warning to employers not to ignore gender and ethnicity pay gaps as new Equal Pay Bill proposed
#Employment

If it becomes law the new bill would require more employers to comply with gender pay gap reporting and report on ethnicity pay gaps for the first time. It could also give female and BME employees the right to know what their male or non BME colleagues are paid. ...

Oct
26
2020

ICO Updates Right of Access Guidance
#Data Protection #Employment

Following extensive consultation that began in December 2019, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has finally published their updated guidance on the Right of Access, namely the ability for an individual to submit a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) to a processor of their personal data. ...

Oct
23
2020

Success for Clarkslegal in Chambers UK 2021
#Clarkslegal #Construction #Employment #Dispute Resolution #Real Estate #Press

Clarkslegal is delighted to announce that Chambers and Partners has recognised the firm for the following practice areas; Construction, Employment, Litigation and Real Estate....

Oct
22
2020

Major changes to Job Support Scheme: could it now work for your business?
#Employment

The Chancellor has today announced welcome major changes to the Job Support Scheme (JSS). The changes mean the scheme is likely to be worth considering for many more employers....

Oct
22
2020

When working from home means working from abroad: considerations for employers
#Employment

Working from home is the new normal for many. Some employers have been flexible in their approach to what “at home” means in reality. As long as the job is being done, does is matter where it’s being done from?...

Oct
22
2020

Self-Isolation and Sick Pay
#Employment

With the high and rising number of employees needing to self-isolate while awaiting coronavirus (COVID-19) test results, businesses need to understand their sick pay obligations....

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