Employment Law Update November 2020

18th November 2020

Unsurprisingly, Employment Law news this month is dominated by the extension of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until March 2021. Until January 2021 employees will receive 80% of their usual salary for hours not worked up to a maximum of £2,500 per month. The cap is proportionate to the hours not worked. Points of note: Employers do not need to… Read More

Job Losses as a Result of the Winding Down of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

1st July 2020

Following HMRC’s announcement on 12 June confirming the winding down of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), many employers may have no choice but to start thinking about reducing their work force. We have seen many big companies recently making redundancies, here, we address questions we find employers are asking in these difficult times. Can employees be made redundant… Read More

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) from 1 July 2020

29th June 2020

With many changes to the Furlough Scheme around the corner, here we set out what employers can expect over the next few months. Closure to New Entrants From 1 July 2020, employers will not be able to furlough anyone new (unless they are returning from family leave). In order to be furloughed after 1 July, the employee must have previously been furloughed for… Read More

The grand re-opening of non-essential shops

24th June 2020

Yesterday, the government announced that all non-essential shops can re-open on 15 June.  This includes all retail shops, money branches such as post offices and money businesses as well as markets and car dealerships. On May 25 the Government updated its guidance on working safely during coronavirus, including a section on shops and branches. If you are looking to re-open your… Read More

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Employment

24th June 2020

What changes has the Government made to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)? Ordinarily to qualify for SSP an employee or worker must be absent from work due to incapacity. This would not normally include a person who is self-isolating without suffering symptoms. However with effect from 13 March 2020, a new piece of legislation provides that a person in self-isolation is deemed incapable… Read More