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Coronavirus Q&A for employers

Coronavirus Q&A for employers

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

Q&A for employers – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 March 2020 to 30 June 2020

Q&A for employers – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 March 2020 to 30 June 2020

On 20 March 2020, the Government announced the introduction of a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This Q&A was written on 23 March 2020 and last updated on 18 June 2020. It will be updated from time to time as more information becomes available...

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

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

This Q&A was written on 15 June 2020, further to our Q&A regarding the original CJRS in place from 1 March 2020 to 30 June 2020. This Q&A addresses the changes made to the CJRS from 1 July 2020 onwards and should be read in conjunction with the original CJRS Q&A.

Directorship and shareholding considerations on exit or introduction of director level employee

Directorship and shareholding considerations on exit or introduction of director level employee

As a result of the impacts of Covid-19, a number of businesses are now restructuring their senior teams. In some cases, individuals are taking the opportunity to leave the business on good terms, to pursue new projects. In other cases, restructuring is taking place where the role fulfilled by...

Ethical Veganism capable of being a protected philosophical belief

Ethical Veganism capable of being a protected philosophical belief

Less than a week into the new decade, along came an Employment Tribunal (ET) judgment on an interesting case which has hit the headlines.

6 things employers need to know when suspending a member of staff

6 things employers need to know when suspending a member of staff

Recruiting and retaining the right talent to establish an effective management team can take time for any organisation to master – especially when difficult decisions need to be made.

The #MeToo movement - and what it means for employers

The #MeToo movement - and what it means for employers

The number of current and historic sexual misconduct complaints continues to rise throughout 2019, in all walks of the employment law landscape. It is an issue that affects the workplace, and one which the employer needs to be particularly sensitive to.

Tribunal-geddon: 4 ways forward-thinking ER teams are reducing tribunal cases in their organisations

Tribunal-geddon: 4 ways forward-thinking ER teams are reducing tribunal cases in their organisations

Last year’s ruling by the Supreme Court that employment tribunal fees were unlawful has had a huge impact on organisations’ and their HR teams in the UK. Without the barrier of Tribunal fees, most HR teams have experienced a significant rise in cases going to tribunal stage...

Legal considerations when removing a director level employee

Legal considerations when removing a director level employee

Removing a director level employee is a difficult process for any company to go through. As a senior figure in the business, removing such an individual is often made legally complex by the need to consider their legal position not only as a director of the company, but also as an employee...

New Employment Tribunal Statistics Published

New Employment Tribunal Statistics Published

The Ministry of Justice has published the provisional tribunal statistics for October to December 2017.

Termination Payments for Employees – Tax changes

Termination Payments for Employees – Tax changes

Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter in 1789 in which he stated famously, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. Fast forward 229 years and actually taxation issues are far from certain in one distinct area of employment law, that surrounding termination payments,...

The test for a fair dismissal – Reasonable investigations

The test for a fair dismissal – Reasonable investigations

In this feature we look at the case of NHS 24 v Pillar UKEATS/ 0005/16/ JW. In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an Employment Tribunal was mistaken in finding a misconduct dismissal unfair on the basis that the investigation considered previous incidents that had not...

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