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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
We have provided UK businesses with more than 800 hours of employer-based advice in March – a 60% increase compared to time logged in the same month last year.
23rd Apr 2020 by Kerry Byrne in ESP News
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
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
Following Public Health England issuing details that widespread transmission of coronavirus in the UK is now “highly likely”, here is some crucial insight for business leaders.
2nd Mar 2020 by in Legal Updates
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