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Pandemic employment claim decisions

Posted on 11th June 2021 in Employment

We are now starting to see decisions come through for pandemic-related employment claims, such as the recent case of Mr Francesco Accattatis v Fortuna Group (London) Limited.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Managing Euro 2020 expectations

Posted on 11th June 2021 in Employment

The belated 2020 Euros are about to kick-off in Rome. After the success of Wales in the last tournament, and with Scotland and England battling it out in the same group, the tournament may well cause disruption to your business with games scheduled to take place almost daily between 11 June and 11 July 2021.

Posted by

Joanna Parry

Solicitor

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Furlough Scheme month by month updates in 2021

Posted on 27th May 2021 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

In March 2021 it was announced that the furlough scheme would be extended until the end of September 2021, but with some key changes to funding levels.

Posted by

Joanna Parry

Solicitor

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Flexible working guidance

Posted on 10th May 2021 in Employment

As a result of coronavirus the way many of us work and live has been radically changed. Many people have enjoyed the flexibility of working from home, including avoiding a commute, setting their own hours and increased time with their family.

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Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Covid Testing in the Workplace

Posted on 13th April 2021 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

With the second phase of lockdown easing well and truly underway, the government has highlighted the important role that employers can play in the fight against Covid-19 by urging businesses to make use of free lateral flow tests. The last day for employers to register to receive free tests was 12 April 2021, but there are still other options available if you missed this deadline. Here, we look at some FAQs about testing in the workplace and address your responsibilities as an employer.

Posted by

Joanna Parry

Solicitor

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Returning to work post lockdown

Posted on 25th March 2021 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

With the government’s announcement of a ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ and as we progress towards a full relaxation of coronavirus restrictions, more and more businesses are planning for a gradual return to normality. This blog sets out some considerations employers may want to think about over the coming months.

Posted by

Joanna Parry

Solicitor

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Holiday and Annual Leave during Covid

Posted on 25th March 2021 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

One year after the first lockdown and the UK is facing another year of uncertainty around the issue of taking holidays abroad. You may be getting lots of questions from employees about carrying over holidays during Covid, we try and answer some of the main questions here.

Posted by

Joanna Parry

Solicitor

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Sleep-in shifts and minimum wage

Posted on 19th March 2021 in Employment

The Supreme Court has now issued its much anticipated Judgment in the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake, which was delayed by the death of one of the Justices. The case concerned how the national minimum wage (NMW) should be calculated for workers who work sleep-in shifts.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Changes to Minimum wage and National Living Wage

Posted on 09th March 2021 in Employment

Minimum wage increases come into force from 1st April each year and this year is no exception, with the latest rates also being announced in the 2021 Budget. If you have not already done so, now is the time to check you have the appropriate pay adjustments in hand.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Key points you need to know from the 2021 Budget

Posted on 04th March 2021 in Family Law, Employment, Residential Property, Later Life Planning, Company & Commercial, Coronavirus Pandemic

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered the 2021 Budget, which extended several Coronavirus support schemes and outlined plans for the country’s post-pandemic recovery.

Posted by

Amy Laver

Associate and Solicitor

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Furlough Scheme extended until September 2021

Posted on 03rd March 2021 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

The Government has confirmed that in the 2021 Budget the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of September 2021.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Predictions for what could be in the 2021 Budget

Posted on 01st March 2021 in Employment, Residential Property, Later Life Planning, Coronavirus Pandemic

With less than a week to go until the next Budget, on 3rd March 2021, speculation is rife as to what Chancellor Rishi Sunak may announce. With the pandemic affecting the country for more than a year, there are likely to be numerous Covid-related support measures announced.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor