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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...
18th Jun 2020 by in Legal Updates
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...
18th Jun 2020 by in Legal Updates
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.
15th Jun 2020 by in Legal Updates
A new Treasury Direction for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been published today which seeks to clarify a number of issues from the first version...
22nd May 2020 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
This afternoon the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced an extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The scheme will be extended by four months until the end of October 2020 and will be adjusted at key points to provide flexibility in bringing people back to work...
12th May 2020 by in Legal Updates
Yesterday HMRC guidance was updated and the Treasury issued a Direction to HMRC regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. There were several new requirements included in the Treasury Direction which are different to the previously issued HMRC guidance, and changes the terms upon which a...
16th Apr 2020 by Sarah Dillon in Legal Updates
The fourth version of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance has just been published. The qualifying date, when the employee has to have been on the employer's payroll, has changed from 28 February to 19 March 2020.
15th Apr 2020 by in Legal Updates
The Government has published further guidance of the scheme. We do not know whether further guidance will published or legislation enacted in the future. We have compiled a list of the main points for employers and will be updating our Q&A blog to reflect the new information as soon as possible.
27th Mar 2020 by Sarah Dillon in Legal Updates
As schools closed their doors last week, parents and businesses across the country have been left wondering how they will manage childcare and provide an education for their children.
24th Mar 2020 by Helena Wheeler in Legal Updates
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has this evening announced unprecedented temporary measures in order to protect jobs. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that cafes, bars, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and leisure centres should close this evening until further notice, a package of...
20th Mar 2020 by in Legal Updates
The government has delayed changes to IR35 until 2021.
18th Mar 2020 by in Legal Updates
New regulations have been made and come into force today regarding statutory sick pay for employees who self-isolate in accordance with advice from Public Health England, NHS National Services Scotland or Public Health Wales.
13th Mar 2020 by Lucy Gordon in Legal Updates
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