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Employment

New Tribunal Rules

New Tribunal Rules Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Rebecca Mahon The Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) (Early Conciliation: Exemptions and Rules of Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 were laid before Parliament yesterday (17 September 2020). The majority of the new rules come into force on 8 October with a certain number of provisions (relating...
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First COVID-19 Employment Judgement Released

First COVID-19 Employment Judgement Released Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Mark Alaszewski It is fair to say that there has been a lot of legal commentary and speculation arising from the Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown. What there has been a definite lack of is certainty. Particularly those cold, hard legal judgments that can give...
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Employment Law: Stuck in the Middle with EU

Employment Law: Stuck in the Middle with EU Key contact: Claire Knowles Author: Rebecca Mahon New Year’s Eve 2019 marked a momentous occasion in UK modern history – we left the European Union. At the time, we all thought that ratifying the terms of our departure would represent the biggest challenge for the government, businesses and the...
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Giving Young Workers a Kickstart: New Government Scheme Announced!

Giving Young Workers a Kickstart: New Government Scheme Announced! Key contact: Claire Knowles Author: Adam McGlynn The Department for Work and Pensions has released guidance on the new Kickstart Scheme (the Scheme), intended to combat unemployment rates among young people in the UK. Originally announced as part of Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak’s ‘Plan for Jobs’...
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Rise of the Atypical Worker – Q&A on Temporary Staff

Rise of the Atypical Worker – Q&A on Temporary Staff Key contact: Claire Knowles Author: Adam McGlynn The Coronavirus pandemic has seen a rise in unemployment rates and reports published by both CIPD and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation suggest figures are not likely to improve anytime soon. However, it is not all doom and gloom as...
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High Risk but Low Income: New Payment Scheme Announced

High Risk but Low Income: New Payment Scheme Announced Key contact: Claire Knowles Author: Adam McGlynn The Department of Health and Social Care has announced a new initiative to support those on low incomes and encourage them to adhere to government guidance. The Scheme will begin with a trial period in the North-West of England from 1...
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Coronavirus Response Phase Two – Training and Apprenticeships Update

Coronavirus Response Phase Two – Training and Apprenticeships Update Key contact: Claire Knowles Author: Adam McGlynn The threat of Coronavirus has caused many to put their career ambitions on hold for the time. Apprentices and professional trainees have found themselves in a particularly uncomfortable position but employees with low workflow, or have been placed on furlough leave,...
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Disability discrimination – impairments and their effects

Disability discrimination – impairments and their effects Key contact: Claire Knowles Author: Rebecca Mahon In order for a claim of disability discrimination to succeed under the Equality Act 2010, the claimant must have: a physical or mental impairment; andthat impairment must have a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day...
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HMRC on the Hunt – Preparing for CJRS Audits

HMRC on the Hunt – Preparing for CJRS Audit Key contact: Claire Knowles Author: Rebecca Mahon The warnings came very early on that the coronavirus job retention scheme (or “furlough scheme”) would be open to abuse. Grants under the scheme were not means tested, there was no requirement to prove that you were in genuine need...
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Remember Brexit? The New Points–Based Immigration System Explained

Remember Brexit? The New Points–Based Immigration System Explained Key contact: Claire Knowles Author: Adam McGlynn On 1 January 2021, the free movement of EU citizens entering the UK will end. EU workers will instead be subject to a modified version of the current ‘Points-Based System’ in virtually the same manner as non-EU citizens coming to work in...
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