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May
07
2020

Preparing for the post-lockdown workplace
#Employment

With a “roadmap” to lead the UK out of the lockdown due to be set out by the Prime Minister on 10 May 2020, employers across the country are now facing the question of how to safely reopen their workplaces......

May
06
2020

Self-employed delivery driver may not be worker under Working Time Directive
#Employment

In B v Yodel Delivery Network Ltd, the ECJ needed to consider whether a self-employed delivery driver could be a worker under the Working Time Directive......

Apr
30
2020

Furlough parental pay calculated on usual earnings
#Employment

Furloughed employees due to take a period of paid family leave (such as maternity, adoption, etc) will be entitled to pay for this leave based on their usual earnings, not the amount they are receiving while furloughed. ...

Apr
30
2020

Off-payroll working and the need to treat people fairly
#Employment

This criticism is valid and will not be news to HR practitioners. Since the IR35 changes were introduced in the public sector in 2017, we have been advising on the need to consider whether contractors who are deemed to be employed for tax purposes should also be onboarded as employees....

Apr
29
2020

The Government’s Bounce Back Loan Scheme
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

At the beginning of this week, the chancellor announced a new scheme aimed at helping small to medium sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000. ...

Apr
23
2020

Claimant secures £28k in race harassment claim
#Employment

In Sheun v Northern General Hospital, the Claimant’s colleague had mimicked a “stereotypical” ...

Apr
23
2020

Furlough Guidance Update as the Claims Portal Opens
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

The government appears to have a habit of changing and adapting its Coronavirus Job Retentions Scheme (better known as the Furlough Scheme) almost daily. ...

Apr
16
2020

Furlough Update: Government change calculation date to 19th March
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

There has been a total of four iterations of the Government’s guidance surrounding its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme......

Apr
16
2020

Sexual Orientation Discrimination – Engineer awarded £175,000 at Tribunal
#Employment

In Allen v Paradigm Precision Burnley Ltd and Carl Wheeler 2020, the claimant made enquiries about taking adoption leave as he and his husband wanted to start a family......

Apr
08
2020

April Changes
#Employment

With everything else that’s going on at the moment it is easy to forget about the employment law changes which came into force in April. As a reminder, here are some of the key changes:...

Apr
08
2020

Updated coronavirus guidance: apprenticeships and annual leave during furlough
#Employment

Yesterday evening, the government provided updated guidance on apprenticeships in relation to furlough...

Apr
08
2020

Updated Government Guidance on Furlough
#Employment

This weekend the government provided updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme......

Apr
03
2020

Wellbeing in a strange new world
#Employment

Covid-19 has changed at lot about how we work. After the Government’s announcement that those who could work from home should now do so, many employers have seen a rapid shift in how, and where, its employees carry out their roles......

Apr
01
2020

Take a deep breath! Managing stress in the workplace
#Employment

April 2020 is Stress Awareness Month. Employers should pay attention to how they can best look out for their employees in the workplace particularly during these times of global crisis and alternative working arrangements. ...

Apr
01
2020

Caution and Integrity when Furloughing Employees
#Employment

The new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is timely and vital. Without the ability to place employees on furlough leave with government supported wages, hundreds of thousands more jobs and businesses would have been lost permanently....

Mar
26
2020

Self-Employed Income Support Scheme
#Employment

The Chancellor has just announced the Government’s package of support for the self-employed; the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme....

Mar
26
2020

Coronavirus Act 2020 receives Royal Assent
#Employment

The Act also gives HMRC the power to set out how this funding will work in practice. However, no details have yet been formally set out......

Mar
26
2020

Gender Pay Gap Reporting Delayed
#Employment

This week the government took the decision to suspend any mandatory gender pay gap reporting this year......

Mar
26
2020

New Acas Guidance on Working From Home
#Employment

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began the government has urged people to work from home where possible. Working from home is no longer the alien concept it once was;......

Mar
24
2020

Breaking: Statement on Financial Support for the Self Employed
#Employment

An urgent question was directed at the Chancellor at 12.30pm......

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