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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
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

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

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

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
24
2020

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

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

Mar
23
2020

Chancellors Announcement
#Employment

The Chancellor has announced the government package to support jobs and incomes during the public health emergency caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. ...

Mar
19
2020

Does the zero in 50 stand for zero hours?
#Employment

A recent analysis of figures produced by the Office of National Statistics shows that there has been a significant increase in the number of 50 plus year olds who are on zero-hours contracts. ...

Mar
19
2020

COVID-19 Amendment to the Statutory Sick Pay (General) Regulations 1982
#Employment

On the 13th April 2020 the Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) Regulations 2020 comes into force. This follows the announcements from Rishi Sunak’s inaugural budget outlined earlier this week; “the best way to support people is to protect their jobs – and we do that by supporting our businesses”. ...

Mar
18
2020

IR35 changes delayed to April 2021
#Employment

It was announced yesterday that the changes to IR35 legislation due to come into force in April this year have been delayed......

Mar
13
2020

PM’s briefing: impact on employers
#Employment

The Prime Minister confirmed that the UK will be moving into the ‘delay phase’ of its plan to tackle coronavirus. ...

Mar
12
2020

The Budget 2020 – Employment Law Round Up
#Employment

There were a number of measures introduced in the budget to try to protect businesses and employees against the impact of Coronavirus. ...

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