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Are my employees entitled to holiday while on furlough?

Posted on 07th September 2020 in Employment

Covid has caused unprecedented challenges for employers. You may have furloughed many of your staff members, but you still need to navigate holiday pay and leave entitlement. This guide is designed for employers with furloughed employees, and those with employees who have continued to work.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Which Business Model is Right for You? - Sole Trader, Partnership or Company

Posted on 03rd September 2020 in Employment

If you are starting a business, you will probably want to know which business model is right for you. The way in which you set up your business can have many implications including tax, how you are paid, ownership, how business decisions are made, and the level of administration you may need to do.

Posted by

James Orpin

Partner and Solicitor

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Redundancy advice for employers during Covid

Posted on 29th July 2020 in Employment

Even though the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme runs until to 31 October, many employers are having to make difficult decisions about the future of their businesses which can include making redundancies. Now is the time to make these difficult decisions, whilst furlough funding is still available from the government which can be used towards notice periods.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Furlough Scheme month by month overview

Posted on 03rd June 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

The government has published more information about upcoming changes to the furlough scheme. Here is a month by month summary of the changes.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Is your business ready for life after furlough?

Posted on 24th April 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

The good news is that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended and will now run until 30 June 2020. But what happens when it ends?

Posted by

Joanna Parry

Solicitor

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What you need to know about furloughing staff

Posted on 09th April 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

Last month the government announced that under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), all UK employers will potentially be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary by ‘furloughing’ employees.

Posted by

Joanna Parry

Solicitor

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Working from Home – Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

Posted on 06th April 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

The number of employees working from home has increased significantly following government advice to avoid unnecessary travel and to encourage employees to work from home where possible.

Posted by

Joanna Parry

Solicitor

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Data protection: European Data Protection Board issues statement that may inform the ICO’s approach during the coronavirus pandemic

Posted on 31st March 2020 in Intellectual Property, Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

On 20 March the EDPB made a statement on processing of personal data in the context of coronavirus. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) is the European body tasked with providing guidance aimed at ensuring consistent application of data protection regulations throughout member states.

Posted by

Dan Griffin

Associate and Solicitor

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Coronavirus, remote working and the implications for data protection

Posted on 26th March 2020 in Intellectual Property, Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

Implementing remote or home working makes complying with data protection requirements more difficult as increased volumes of personal data are stored electronically and transmitted online. Here are 5 points worth considering to help maintain compliance.

Posted by

Dan Griffin

Associate and Solicitor

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Current position on recent and upcoming changes regarding coronavirus

Posted on 23rd March 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

There have been so many changes it can be easy to get confused. Here is the current position on recent and upcoming changes at the time of writing

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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What does IR35 mean and how can it affect my business?

Posted on 12th March 2020 in Employment

The government has postponed the reforms to the IR35 tax rules until 2021.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Coronavirus

Posted on 05th March 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

The position has moved on a little since my update last week.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor