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Employment Law Changes Upcoming for 2022

Employment Law Changes Upcoming for 2022

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there have been significantly fewer developments in the field of HR and Employment Law than in previous years, with several initiatives, such as some recommendations of the Good Work Plan, postponed indefinitely. However, as the country edges closer to normality, it is expected that we will see some Employment Law […]

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Furlough Scheme Update | Changes to the Government Job Retention Scheme

Furlough Scheme Update | Changes to the Government Job Retention Scheme

As we head towards July, it is worth noting that the Government funded Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) is about to be reduced, despite current ‘restrictions’ remaining in place until 19th July 2021. We review the current scheme and provide an Furlough Scheme update for employers. Furlough Scheme Update Although the scheme will continue to […]

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Shielding Guidance Changes & Managing Staff Absence

Shielding Guidance Changes & Managing Staff Absence

Public Health England and the Chief Medical Officer for Wales have issued shielding guidance that extremely clinically vulnerable employees will no longer be advised to shield from 1st April. It states that from this time, if an employee is unable to work from home, they should go to work. For those in Scotland, the advice […]

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Budget 2021 | Essential HR Advice for Employers

Budget 2021 | Essential HR Advice for Employers

In the Spring Budget 2021, Rishi Sunak set out several new measures intended to restart the UK’s economic recovery. Our Employment Law team have reviewed the key points affecting UK businesses and provide advice for employers. Rishi’s Budget 2021 | 3 Key Points 1. The Chancellor has promised an addition £44.3 billion in support measures […]

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Varying Employees Terms and Conditions | Employment Contracts

Varying Employees Terms and Conditions | Employment Contracts

Following the announcements of the UK and devolved Governments of another period of lockdown, employers continue to face very uncertain times. Employers across multiple sectors are having to make some extremely tough decisions in the hope of surviving the coming months and ensuring any kind of viable future. In an attempt to reduce or mitigate […]

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Varying Employees Terms and Conditions | Employment Contracts

Varying Employees Terms and Conditions | Employment Contracts

With the Government Job Retention Scheme (furlough) coming to an end in just over a month, we are facing very uncertain times. Employers across multiple sectors are having to make some extremely tough decisions in the hope to survive the coming months and face and any kind of viable future. In an attempt to reduce […]

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Furlough Scheme Extension | FAQs for Employers

Furlough Scheme Extension | FAQs for Employers

On Friday 29th May, the Government outlined the latest update to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), and provided details on the tapering of the scheme which will allow workers to return to work on a part time basis. It will also require employers to contribute towards furloughed workers’ wages after 1st August. The CJRS […]

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Handling an employee’s refusal to work during the Coronavirus Crisis

Handling an employee’s refusal to work during the Coronavirus Crisis

As businesses begin the process of re-opening sites and offices, we are receiving an increasing number of queries regarding employees and their refusal to work. The reasons offered are myriad – some employees feel that using public transport places them at too much risk, some are living with vulnerable parents, whilst other simply do not […]

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