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Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus - What Are the Latest Employment Updates?

Friday, 09 October 2020

This week has seen a number of coronavirus (COVID-19) related developments which have an impact on employers. We summarise the main updates below.

Coronavirus - What Are the Latest Employment Updates?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Further Guidance Regarding the Application of Intermediary Rules in the Private Sector

Friday, 09 October 2020

In April 2017, the Government introduced substantive changes to the intermediary rules (IR35) in the public sector. The Government then announced an intention to implement the same rules in the private sector with effect from April 2020.

Further Guidance Regarding the Application of Intermediary Rules in the Private Sector

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Divorce & Family

We Are Delighted to Have Been Able to Help So Many Parents During Lockdown

Wednesday, 07 October 2020

The family team, led by Partner Samantha Hickman, are pleased to have been able to advise so many parents, grandparents and other family members during lockdown, particularly in respect of their child arrangements.

We Are Delighted to Have Been Able to Help So Many Parents During Lockdown

Articles & Blogs Charities Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Planning For the End of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Friday, 02 October 2020

Following the Chancellor's recent announcement, we now know what Government support will be available in the form of the new 'Job Support Scheme' (New Scheme) after the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) closes on 31 October 2020.

Returning to the Workplace - Where Should Charities Start?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Government Proposes Time Reduction for Disclosure of Certain Spent Convictions

Friday, 02 October 2020

As part of its continuing efforts to review the fairness of the criminal records disclosure regime, the Government is proposing to reduce the time before certain convictions become spent.

Government Proposes Time Reduction for Disclosure of Certain Spent Convictions

Articles & Blogs Employment

Personal WhatsApp Messages Included in Workplace Investigation

Friday, 02 October 2020

In the recent Scottish case of BC and others v Chief Constable Police Service of Scotland and others, the Court of Session considered the inclusion of personal WhatsApp messages in an investigation into alleged breaches of professional standards.

Personal WhatsApp Messages Included in Workplace Investigation

Articles & Blogs Employment

Forthcoming Changes to ACAS Early Conciliation Timescales

Friday, 02 October 2020

From 1 December 2020, ACAS early conciliation timescales are being extended, as part of a series of moves aimed at simplifying the Employment Tribunal claims process.

Forthcoming Changes to ACAS Early Conciliation Timescales

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Employment Law Updates - October 2020

Friday, 02 October 2020

As part of the new measures announced by the Prime Minister on 22 September 2020, office workers are again being advised to work from home if they can do so effectively.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) -  Employment Law Updates - October 2020

Articles & Blogs Immigration Independent Schools

It's the End of Tier 4 As We Know It (And It's Probably Going To Be Fine)

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

What will you be doing on Monday 5 October 2020 at 8:59am? Dashing from your office to the classroom? Sitting down at your desk with your first coffee? On your way to work from the school run, thinking about what the week has in store for you?

It's the End of Tier 4 As We Know It (And It's Probably Going To Be Fine)

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Independent Schools

Managing the Risk of Furlough Fraud Allegations

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

As the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Scheme) is winding down, HMRC's attention is increasingly turning to allegations of so-called unscrupulous employers committing 'furlough fraud'.

Managing the Risk of Furlough Fraud Allegations

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Independent Schools

Protecting Staff Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

The extent of the pandemic’s economic impact is becoming clear, with independent schools' attention often understandably focused on ensuring commercial stability. However, the human impact of coronavirus...

Protecting Staff Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Independent Schools

Coronavirus - How Can Independent Schools Navigate Data Protection Issues?

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Navigating data protection compliance often requires a careful balance between the rights and wishes of individuals against the wider benefits of using and sharing personal data.

Coronavirus - How Can Independent Schools Navigate Data Protection Issues?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Independent Schools

Chancellor Announces New 'Job Support Scheme' to Follow End of Furlough

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

The Chancellor has announced the Government's new 'Job Support Scheme' (New Scheme), which will be the successor to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) when it closes on 31 October 2020.

Chancellor Announces New 'Job Support Scheme' to Follow End of Furlough

Articles & Blogs Procurement

Public Procurement - Social Value One Year On

Monday, 28 September 2020

Back in May last year we reported on the Cabinet Office...

Public Procurement - Social Value One Year On

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Protecting Staff Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Whilst schools continue their remarkable efforts to ensure that the educational provision for their pupils continues, we know many are also focussing on the impact on their staff.

Protecting Staff Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic