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Voluntary Severance Schemes and Furlough

Friday, 12 June 2020

The roadmap of how Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will come to an end has been published and many employers will now be thinking about what this means for them.

Workforce Planning Following Changes to the Furlough Scheme

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Pay Implications for New International Travel Quarantine Rules

Friday, 12 June 2020

From 8 June 2020, the UK introduced the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days upon return from most overseas travel.

Workforce Planning Following Changes to the Furlough Scheme

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Can an Employer Ask a Redundant Employee to Apply for Their Old Job?

Friday, 12 June 2020

In the case Gwynedd Council v Barratt, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the decision of an Employment Tribunal in finding that employees were unfairly dismissed where...

Are Beneficial Changes to Employees' Terms and Conditions Void If Made Because of TUPE Transfers?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

How Does the Furlough Deadline Raise Uncertainty?

Monday, 08 June 2020

Employers will be aware of the significance of 10 June 2020 in the context of furloughing staff and managing workforce planning.

How Does the Furlough Deadline Highlight Uncertainty?

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Workforce Planning Following Changes to the Furlough Scheme

Friday, 05 June 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) will remain in place until the end of October with changes from 1 July 2020 requiring increasing employer contributions. Businesses currently taking advantage of the Scheme need to consider...

Workforce Planning Following Changes to the Furlough Scheme

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus - How the Furlough Scheme Is Set to Change

Friday, 05 June 2020

The Chancellor has announced changes to the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which will come into effect from 1 July 2020.

Coronavirus - How the Furlough Scheme Is Set to Change

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Are Beneficial Changes to Employees' Terms and Conditions Void If Made Because of TUPE Transfers?

Friday, 05 June 2020

In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether pre-TUPE transfer contractual changes that were beneficial to employees were void where the reason for the variations was the TUPE transfer itself.

Are Beneficial Changes to Employees' Terms and Conditions Void If Made Because of TUPE Transfers?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

What Constitutes Continuous Service?

Friday, 29 May 2020

Continuous service is relevant where a qualifying period is necessary to bring a claim. A claim for unfair dismissal usually requires the employee to have completed a minimum period of 2 years' continuous employment with their employer.

What Constitutes Continuous Service?

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Updated Treasury Direction - Clarity on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Friday, 29 May 2020

The Government has issued a new Treasury Direction which clarifies some of the detail of its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the 'Scheme').

Updated Treasury Direction - Clarity on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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SSP Payable Under NHS Test and Trace Programme

Friday, 29 May 2020

The new NHS 'Test and Trace' scheme was launched in England yesterday, with similar schemes due to shortly follow in the rest of Great Britain.

SSP Payable Under NHS Test and Trace Programme

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How Do I Conduct a Coronavirus Risk Assessment?

Friday, 22 May 2020

Under health and safety law, there is a legal requirement to give effect to appropriate arrangements for the planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of health and safety risks and to update risk assessments...

FAQ - How Do I Do a Coronavirus Risk Assessment?

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Does an Employee's Length of Service Matter in Cases of Wrongful Dismissal?

Friday, 22 May 2020

We consider a recent case, where the Employment Appeal Tribunal (the 'EAT') held that, whilst length of service should be borne in mind in cases of unfair dismissal, it is not a relevant factor when considering wrongful dismissal.

Does an Employee's Length of Service Matter in Cases of Wrongful Dismissal?

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Breach of a Confidentiality Clause Did Not Result in Breach of Contract

Friday, 22 May 2020

A recent case found that an employer was still obligated to make payments under a COT3 settlement agreement, despite the employee's breach of a confidentiality clause.

Breach of a Confidentiality Clause Did Not Result in Breach of Contract

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Temporary Tax Exemption for Home Working Equipment

Friday, 22 May 2020

Last week the Treasury announced a temporary income tax and National Insurance Contributions (NIC) exemption in relation to reimbursement for office equipment to enable home working.

Temporary Tax Exemption for Home Working Equipment

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

New Government Guidance on Annual Leave During Coronavirus

Friday, 15 May 2020

Following our recent round-up of the latest guidance on managing annual leave during coronavirus (COVID-19), the Government has issued some further helpful guidance this week.

New Government Guidance on Annual Leave During Coronavirus