Managing employment issues during and post-pandemic – some considerations

It is becoming increasingly clear that restrictions on how we work and live will remain in place for some time as we continue to respond to the impact of Covid-19.  Permanent remote working or blended home and office working is likely to become more widespread.    In this changed environment, employers will need to give some thought......

Coronavirus vaccine and the workplace FAQs

‘No jab, no job’ is the policy that Pimlico Plumbers, a large London plumbing firm, have put in place to require all workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19. The firm argues that the policy is to protect its staff and customers and is part of the company’s obligation under Health and Safety laws, however, employment lawyers advise that any employ......

Ultimate Furlough FAQs - 13 January 2021

The chancellor has announced that the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of March. See our Ultimate Furlough and JSS Q&A for more information.

Coronavirus – 10 Frequently Asked Questions, Answered!

As the UK waits for the Coronavirus vaccine rollout to gather pace, cases are rising and the country is entering a period of lockdown restrictions similar to those seen in March 2020. The continued spread of the virus means that even employers who have not yet had any staff members fall ill with Covid19 are likely to find themselves dealing with i......

The UK’s new points-based immigration system – 7 things employers need to know…

Following on from our recent article about employing EU Nationals after Brexit, now is a good time to remind employers that from 1 January 2021, the UK launches a new points-based immigration system which is designed to treat applicants who want to live and work in the UK consistently regardless of where they come from, bringing an end to freedom o......

Employing EU Nationals after Brexit? Thinking about Right to Work checks?

As the Government’s recent “Time is running out” campaign has highlighted, there are new rules for businesses and citizens in the UK from 1st January 2021 when the Brexit transition period comes to an end and the UK continues the process of leaving the European Union. But what does this mean for employers when it comes to checking whether the......

Extended furlough scheme (or CJRS) cannot be used for employees working notice

HM Treasury has confirmed that statutory and contractual notice periods will not be covered by the furlough scheme from 1 December 2020. If an employee subsequently starts a contractual or statutory notice period on or after 1 December but on a day covered by a previously submitted claim, employers will need to make an adjustment. To read the ful......

Job Support Scheme Extended

The Job Support Scheme (JSS) has been extended, with the aim to provide temporary support to businesses whose premises have been legally required to close as a direct result of coronavirus restrictions. Read the full details and how this can benefit your business on our partners, Ashtons Legal, website by clicking here: Full article.

Recruiting Apprentices

While some sectors are having to make cuts due to the current pandemic, others are looking at opportunities to grow.  To help with the recovery of the economy the Government are introducing incentives for employers.  One of these incentives is the Apprenticeship Incentive. Government Apprentice incentive The government will pay any......

Government announces new details on Job Retention Bonus

The Government has published further details of the Job Retention Bonus to be paid out to employers next year. The scheme, which is designed to support employees throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, provides employers who have furloughed employees with an incentive to retain as many as possible.Employers who keep staff on after furlough until at least......

New Coronavirus Regulations

New Regulations have come into force from midnight last night (in England only) with obligations on employers and employees. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) Regulations 2020 set out mandatory periods for self-isolation, and a duty to notify the Secretary of State of the names of people in the same household as an......

New Job Support Scheme

Following on from Boris Johnson’s announcement earlier this week that there would be a series of new restrictions to try to stop the spread of coronavirus, the Chancellor yesterday revealed details of the Job Support Scheme (JSS) that will replace furlough when it ends on 31 October. The government message is that the JSS is designed to protect vi......

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