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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
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced in the Spring Budget that small companies with less than 250 employees will receive a refund from the Government of any SSP paid to employees who are self-isolating for up to 14 days as a result of COVID-19...
11th Mar 2020 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
The position in the UK at present is that the Government is considering a package of employment-related measures to try to assist with the anticipated outbreak..
10th Mar 2020 by Lucy Gordon in Legal Updates
Following on from the announcement of Health Secretary Matt Hancock yesterday, that those in self-isolation on medical advice should be treated as on sick leave, and may be eligible for statutory sick pay, Boris Johnson has made a further announcement regarding sick pay today
4th Mar 2020 by Sarah Dillon in Legal Updates
Changes to the IR35 legislation take effect on 6 April 2020 and have big implications for businesses and contractors...
24th Feb 2020 by in Legal Updates
With the new Jack’s Law set to be introduced in April 2020 regarding paid time-off for bereavement, here is what it means for employers if the unthinkable happens.
31st Jan 2020 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
On 15th July, the Government commenced consultation on a new package of proposals designed to reduce ill health-related job losses.
25th Jul 2019 by Lucy Gordon in Legal Updates
1. The government’s ‘Good work plan’, published in December 2018, made a commitment to increase the penalties for employers that repeatedly breach their employment law obligations. Tribunals have the power to impose a £5,000 ‘aggravated breach’ penalty on...
2nd Apr 2019 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
A new "self-employed plus" arrangement between Hermes and its couriers will provide the couriers with individually negotiated pay rates allowing them to earn at least £8.55 per hour, plus holiday pay for up to 28 days a year on a pro rata basis...
13th Feb 2019 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
One of our previous blogs 'Payslips and Variable Pay' highlighted forthcoming legislation that makes changes to the obligations on employers to provide payslips to staff. In December, new guidance was published to help employers understand the new legislation...
18th Jan 2019 by Lucy Gordon in Legal Updates
Key points for employers to consider following the Budget announced on 29th October 2018...
31st Oct 2018 by Nina Robinson in Legal Updates
A popular benefit provided by employers to employees to help manage their childcare costs is to close to new entrants imminently. The Childcare Voucher Scheme, which has been open for the past 30 years, is being replaced by a new government initiative called Tax Free Childcare.
18th Oct 2018 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
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