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Apr
30
2020

Furlough leave during an administration - the things to consider
#Business Recovery & Insolvency

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) operates to reimburse employers for up to 80% (subject to a cap of £2,500 per month) of an employee’s salary. But what happens to furloughed employees if an employer enters into administration?...

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
29
2020

Has your 30-day UK visa vignette expired? These are the steps you should take before travelling to the UK.
#Immigration

The UK government issued 30-day visa vignettes for those applying for long-term visas (longer than 6 months). The applicant must travel during the validity of this initial visa, and then collect their......

Apr
27
2020

What do you want to be when you grow up?
#Clarkslegal

Concerns about the future should not be seen as merely warnings of worse to come than the already torrid period we are living through now. They are more about what the future looks like and how we may thrive in it....

Apr
23
2020

Received a sponsor licence decision – these are the next steps you should take’
#Immigration

The long wait is over, and you now have a sponsor licence decision. If everything was done correctly, you should either have a grant, which means you are now licenced to sponsor migrant workers, or your application has been refused. In this blog, we look at how to deal with these decisions......

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
20
2020

What is a Sponsor licence and why should you apply for one now? Part 1
#Immigration

The UK Government strictly regulates the immigration of migrant workers to the UK. As a part of its immigration system, it requires companies to have a sponsor licence before they can sponsor non-EU employees......

Apr
17
2020

Going global
#Clarkslegal #Corporate #Commercial #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

The Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) sector is vital to building long term economic resilience everywhere, in developed and emerging markets....

Apr
17
2020

How will the Coronavirus affect my break rights?
#Real Estate

A commercial lease may include a ‘break clause’ allowing either the landlord or the tenant to terminate the lease early. The right to break may arise on one or more specified dates or it may operate on a rolling basis during the term......

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
16
2020

Recovery to a new world
#Environment

It is unnecessary to detail the extent of the devastating economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. They are plain to see across most of the world. Huge numbers are traumatised not only by the appalling global illness and death but also by fear of a very uncertain future. ...

Apr
15
2020

Government publishes further guidance on the ‘new points-based system’ for 2021
#Immigration

The UK government has published further guidance on the ‘new points-based immigration system for 2021’. The guidance re-iterates that all non-UK nationals arriving after 1 January 2021, will require sponsorship......

Apr
14
2020

HMRC provides further guidance on furloughing migrant workers
#Immigration

The HMRC has provided further guidance on furloughing migrant workers......

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......

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