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The Covid-19 vaccine – what considerations should employers be thinking about?

The Covid-19 vaccine – what considerations should employers be thinking about?

With Covid-19 vaccines being approved for use in the UK, and the government's push to have a rapid roll out, employers are keen to understand their rights around ensuring employees have the vaccine and are as protected against the virus as possible. Our senior solicitor Charlotte Ashton provides...

Coronavirus Q&A for employers

Coronavirus Q&A for employers

Our general Q&A was written on 18 March 2020 and last updated on 6 January 2021. It covers the most regular questions our employment law team are being asked about Coronavirus such as issues relating to; self-isolation, sickness absence and pay, annual leave entitlement and contractual issues...

Employers must prioritise Employee Relations as part of Covid-19 recovery

Employers must prioritise Employee Relations as part of Covid-19 recovery

Organisations that fail to recognise the importance of Employee Relations (ER), could create much deeper workforce issues for themselves – far beyond the coronavirus crisis – warns a senior employment solicitor.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended to 30 April 2021

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended to 30 April 2021

The Chancellor has today further extended the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the furlough scheme) to 30 April 2021, stating that businesses need certainty...

Q&A for employers – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 November 2020 onwards

Q&A for employers – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 November 2020 onwards

This Q&A was written on 16 November 2020 and last updated on 17 December 2020. It addresses the extension to the CJRS and changes compared to the earlier schemes from 1 November 2020 onwards and should be read in conjunction with the two previous CJRS Q&A's.

A year in review: Employment law in 2020

A year in review: Employment law in 2020

With so much to discuss following 12 months of uncertainty and some of the most challenging moments of many of our lifetimes, we tasked our senior solicitor, Rafia Ahmad, to bring together the highs and lows from a legal standing…

Government updates 'Working safely during coronavirus' guidance

Government updates 'Working safely during coronavirus' guidance

In preparation for the tiered system which will come into play this week, the Government has updated its guidance on working safely during the pandemic. A total of 14 different guides have been published relating to various sectors such as retail, heritage, office work etc...

Mental health – the impact of COVID-19

Mental health – the impact of COVID-19

We have focused a lot over the past few months on the various changes to the employment law landscape because of the impact of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Whilst new terms such as “lockdown” and “shielding” enter our lives, one issue which has remained a constant throughout is the impact...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Strict deadlines for making claims

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Strict deadlines for making claims

Government guidance was updated yesterday to set out examples of where employers may have a “reasonable excuse” for submitting Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) claims outside of the deadline...

Extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The government has published guidance in relation to the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)...

Coronavirus update – 5th November 2020

Coronavirus update – 5th November 2020

In another day of surprise announcements the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), also known as the "furlough" scheme, is being extended until the end of the March 2021...

Q&A for employers – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 July 2020 to 31 October 2020

Q&A for employers – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 July 2020 to 31 October 2020

This Q&A was written on 15 June 2020 and last updated on 03 November 2020. This Q&A addresses the changes made to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) from 1 July 2020 to 31 October 2020.

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