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Summer statement 2020 – a quick look at the Chancellor’s key employment-related points

Summer statement 2020 – a quick look at the Chancellor’s key employment-related points Key contact: Claire Knowles Author: Rebecca Mahon Britain has now entered the second phase of the Government’s economic response to the coronavirus crisis. At lunchtime yesterday, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his summer statement. In his opening remarks, he confirmed he would...
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The Right to be Safe in an Unsafe World

The Right to be Safe in an Unsafe World Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Adam McGlynn As lockdown restrictions begin to relax, and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme crawls towards an eventual conclusion, employees are gradually returning to work across the UK. However, the threat of Coronavirus has not yet been fully quashed and fears of a...
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Employment Tribunals Embrace Remote Hearings

Employment Tribunals Embrace Remote Hearings Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Adam McGlynn Over the past few months many courts have been forced to close their doors to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19. Several cases have been postponed as a result or have, at least, required an additional preliminary hearing to discuss how best to...
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Mark Alaszewski  The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (‘CJRS’) is entering its final phases and thanks to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement on Friday we now have a better idea of what the scheme will look like until its withdrawal on 31st October 2020. 10 June 2020 – ‘Cut-Off’...
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Beneficial but Bad Faith: Transferor’s Brazen Bonus-bump Void Under TUPE

Beneficial but Bad Faith: Transferor’s Brazen Bonus-bump Void Under TUPE Key Contact – Claire Knowles Author –  Adam McGlynn On 15 May 2020 the case of Ferguson and others (the Claimants) v Astrea Asset Management LTD (the Respondent) taught us all a very important lesson, don’t mess with TUPE. The Claimants included two directors who transferred from...
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Requiring Furloughed Employees to Take Annual Leave

Requiring Furloughed Employees to Take Annual Leave Key Contact – Claire Knowles Author –  Adam McGlynn The government has published new guidance on the interaction between annual leave and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). This finally provides an answer to the much-debated question ‘ ‘Can an employer require its workers to use annual leave entitlement while...
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Furlough extended – again

Furlough extended – again Key Contact – Claire Knowles Author –  Rebecca Mahon At lunchtime today Rishi Sunak confirmed that the coronavirus job retention scheme (or “furlough” scheme) will be extended to the end of October. This announcement comes not much more than 24 hours after Boris Johnson announced that if you can’t work from home,...
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Managing grievances and disciplinary procedures in light of the Coronavirus pandemic

Managing grievances and disciplinary procedures in light of the Coronavirus pandemic Key Contact – Claire Knowles Author – Adam McGlynn The Coronavirus pandemic has caused widespread disruption to businesses across the nation. Many have had to drastically re-evaluate priorities in order to deal with more pressing concerns and ensure their survival. However, disciplinary and grievance procedures are...
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Cost Savings Following Furlough – The Importance of Planning Ahead

Cost Savings Following Furlough – The Importance of Planning Ahead Key Contact – Claire Knowles Author – Mark Alaszewski The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) has dominated employment law discourse over the past few weeks and has now both launched and been extended. The Scheme provides temporary support for businesses, lasting from 1 March until 30...
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HMRC launches online portal for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

HMRC launches online portal for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Key Contact – Claire Knowles Author – Adam Mcglynn The long-awaited day is here. As of 20 April employers are able to access funds from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) to reimburse wage costs for employees placed on furlough leave. Accompanying the launch has been...
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