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Free Webinars on Employment Challenges Posed by Coronavirus

on Wednesday, 08 April 2020.

We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Watford Chamber of Commerce and Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce to deliver two webinars, providing organisations with essential employment guidance in these challenging times.

 Michael Delaney webinar2


VWV Employment Law Partner Michael Delaney will host the event, focusing on the core topics of employment law, redundancies, and lay-offs, as businesses across the nation face tough decisions regarding their staff in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

As legislation continues to be updated at unprecedented speeds, many are left with questions such as:

  • What is the Job Retention Scheme?
  • What does 'furloughing' of staff mean?
  • What financial support is available to employers?
  • Which employees can access the Scheme?
  • How will the government pay salaries under the Scheme?
  • Are employers obliged to make up the shortfall?
  • How should employers select staff to be furloughed?
  • Can staff take annual leave, and if so, how much should they be paid?
  • How does statutory sick pay work with regards to COVID-19 cases?

All of these questions will be answered, and you will have the opportunity to ask your own during the webinars.

The first webinar, hosted alongside leading accountancy firm Mercer & Hole, takes place on 9 April 2020, starting at 1.00pm. As well as answering the questions above, you'll also learn about making critical business decisions in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, including insolvency procedures, should the need arise. Book your free place now so your business is prepared for the road ahead.

The second webinar, 'Employment Law, Redundancies and Lay-offs', covers the questions above and provides you with vital employment guidance on these key areas. If your organisation needs specialist support for these areas, book your free place on the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce website today.

In addition to the above, we have created a Coronavirus Resource Library where you can find the latest legal guidance for employers. Click the banner below to find out everything you need to know to keep your organisation compliant with the law.

Coronavirus Legal Advice