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Coronavirus - Job Retention Scheme FAQs for Employers

Friday, 27 March 2020

The Job Retention Scheme is an unprecedented government initiative designed to help employers avoid making largescale redundancies, or laying staff off without pay, during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus - Job Retention Scheme FAQs for Employers

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Coronavirus - All You Need to Know About the Job Retention Scheme

Friday, 27 March 2020

In an effort to tackle the economic disruption caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19), the government recently announced that it would introduce and subsidise a Job Retention Scheme.

 Coronavirus - All You Need to Know About the Job Retention Scheme

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How Has Coronavirus Impacted IR35?

Friday, 27 March 2020

Reforms to Off-Payroll Working Rules in the Private Sector Postponed until 2021.

How Has Coronavirus Impacted IR35?

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Coronavirus - Changes to the Statutory Sick Pay Regulations

Friday, 20 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are continuing to spread across the UK, and in response, we have provided guidance around your statutory sick pay rights

Coronavirus - Changes to the Statutory Sick Pay Regulations

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Do Employees Have a Duty to Report Their Own Wrongdoing When Carrying Out Internal Investigations?

Friday, 20 March 2020

In the recent case Human Kind Charity V Gittens 2019, the EAT concluded that the right to remain silent about personal wrongdoing is not a right to say something that is not true.

Do Employees Have a Duty to Report Their Own Wrongdoing When Carrying Out Internal Investigations?

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Does Failure to Disclose Material Make a Dismissal Unfair?

Friday, 20 March 2020

Was an employee unfairly dismissed when the investigating officer failed to inform the disciplinary officer of a fact after the investigation report had been submitted but before the disciplinary hearing?

Does Failure to Disclose Material Make a Dismissal Unfair?

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Employment Tribunal - Dealing with Costs Orders

Friday, 20 March 2020

In what circumstances can an employment tribunal make an order in relation to legal costs?

Employment Tribunal - Dealing with Costs Orders

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Post-Termination Restrictive Covenants

Friday, 13 March 2020

Can post-termination restrictive covenants be enforced where an employer honestly believes that engaging an employee will not cause a breach?

Post-Termination Restrictive Covenants

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How Will the New Employment Legislation Impact Your Organisation?

Friday, 13 March 2020

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2020 and the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2020 (SSBO) will come into force on 6 April 2020.

How Will the New Employment Legislation Impact Your Organisation?

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Do You Have Clear Contractual Wording in Respect of PHI Benefits?

Friday, 13 March 2020

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a reference to 'return to work' in a PHI scheme means return to the employee's actual job, not a return to work in some other capacity.

Do You Have Clear Contractual Wording in Respect of PHI Benefits?

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Are You Ready for the Employment Law Changes on 6 April 2020?

Friday, 13 March 2020

We outline the key action points for you to prepare your organisation for the main employment law changes coming into force in April.

Are you ready for the Employment Law Changes on 6 April 2020?

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Can You Dismiss an Employee Charged with a Criminal Offence on the Basis of a Risk to Your Reputation?

Thursday, 12 March 2020

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an employer had fairly dismissed an employee in view of the potential reputational risk after he was charged with a criminal offence.

Can You Dismiss an Employee Charged with a Criminal Offence on the Basis of a Risk to Your Reputation?

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Will Failure to Disclose All Relevant Information to the Disciplinary Decision Maker Make a Dismissal Unfair?

Friday, 06 March 2020

Yes. In the case of Uddin v London Borough of Ealing, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the failure of the investigating officer to provide up-to-date information undermined the fairness of the decision.

Will Failure to Disclose All Relevant Information to the Disciplinary Decision Maker Make a Dismissal Unfair?

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Shared Parental Leave - Where Are We Now?

Friday, 28 February 2020

The question of whether it was discriminatory to offer enhanced maternity leave and not enhanced parental leave was put to the Court of Appeal last year. Following that decision one of the claimants involved sought leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.

Shared Parental Leave - Where Are We Now?

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Coronavirus and the Workplace - Advice for Employers

Friday, 06 March 2020

Up to a fifth of the workforce may be off sick during the peak of a coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in the UK, the government has suggested.

Coronavirus and the Workplace - Advice for Employers