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When Do You Need to Use Collective Consultation?

Friday, 27 November 2020

This article provides a brief overview of the statutory obligations to consult and an update on the newly reported case of UQ v Marclean Technologies SLU.

When Do You Need to Use Collective Consultation?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

How to Prepare for HMRC Furlough Inspection Visits

Friday, 27 November 2020

We are aware that HMRC have recently requested certain information from organisations to check whether the business has been using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme correctly.

How to Prepare for HMRC Furlough Inspection Visits

Articles & Blogs Employment

ECHR Reports on Equal Pay Discrimination at the BBC - What Can We Learn?

Friday, 27 November 2020

The BBC has been in the headlines over the last few years in relation to alleged pay discrimination and gender inequality and there have been some very high profile cases reported in the media.

ECHR Reports on Equal Pay Discrimination at the BBC - What Can We Learn?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Update

Friday, 20 November 2020

Following our article last Friday about the CJRS the legal framework for the extended scheme has been issued in the form of a new Treasury Direction.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Update

Articles & Blogs Employment

Supreme Court Appeal Hearing Date Listed for The Harpur Trust v Mrs Brazel

Friday, 20 November 2020

The hearing for the case of The Harpur Trust v Mrs Brazel has been listed at the Supreme Court for 9 November 2021.

Supreme Court Appeal Hearing Date Listed for The Harpur Trust v Mrs Brazel

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can Unacceptable Conduct Justify Summary Termination, Even If the Employer Has Fundamentally Breached the Contract Themselves?

Friday, 20 November 2020

The High Court recently considered the impact of an employee's unacceptable conduct on their breach of contract claim.

Can Unacceptable Conduct Justify Summary Termination, Even If the Employer has Fundamentally Breached the Contract Themselves?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Are Costs a Legitimate Aim to Justify Discrimination?

Friday, 20 November 2020

How did a change in pay policy lead to an indirect discrimination claim and was the discriminatory effect justifiable?

Are Costs a Legitimate Aim to Justify Discrimination?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Real Living Wage Increase

Friday, 20 November 2020

It was announced on 9 November 2020 that the Real Living Wage (RLW) will increase due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Real Living Wage Increase

Articles & Blogs Employment Recruitment

IR35 Update - What Do Employers Need to Know?

Friday, 13 November 2020

Whilst the off-payroll rules were due to be in force from 6 April 2020 but were postponed due to the pandemic, the rules are to be enforced on 6 April 2021. These are part of the Finance Act 2020, which became law on 27 July 2020.

IR35 Update - What Do Employers Need to Know?

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Employment

Data Security - What Steps Can Be Taken to Mitigate the Risk of a Fine?

Friday, 13 November 2020

The recent fine given by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to Marriott International Inc (Marriott) serves as another reminder of the importance of data security.

Data Security - What Steps Can be Taken to Mitigate the Risk of a Fine?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Full Guidance for the Furlough Scheme Extension Released

Friday, 13 November 2020

Following the announcement on 5 November 2020 that the furlough scheme will be extended until 31 March 2021, the full guidance for calculating and making claims has been released, by way of updates to the existing patchwork of guidance notes.

Full Guidance for the Furlough Scheme Extension Released

Articles & Blogs Employment

What Do the New Lockdown Restrictions Mean for Workers?

Friday, 06 November 2020

On 31 October, the Government announced a further national lockdown. Below we consider the changes in relation to who can attend the workplace and the particular implications for clinically extremely vulnerable staff.

What Do the New Lockdown Restrictions Mean for Workers?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Furlough Scheme Extended Until 31 March 2021

Friday, 06 November 2020

On 5 November 2020, the Chancellor announced that the furlough scheme will be extended until the 31 March 2021, with a review to take place in January 2021. This update is based on our current understanding of the rules, as published on 6 November 2020.

Furlough Scheme Extended Until 31 March 2021

Articles & Blogs Employment

What Warrants 'Communication' of an Acceptance of a Repudiatory Breach?

Friday, 06 November 2020

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has concluded that an employee's failure to return to work after maternity leave did amount to acceptance of a repudiatory breach of her employment contract for the purpose of a constructive unfair dismissal claim.

What Warrants 'Communication' of an Acceptance of a Repudiatory Breach?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Job Support Scheme - The Finer Details Explained

Friday, 30 October 2020

With changes to the Job Support Scheme ('JSS') being announced, and the implementation date (1 November), fast approaching, we have set out some Q&As based on the guidance published to date.

Job Support Scheme - The Finer Details Explained