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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

Insights

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

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Employees exposed to Coronavirus

Posted on 28th February 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

We are starting to get enquiries about how to deal with employees who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. If, as unfortunately seems likely, this becomes more prevalent, it is a topic that many employers will have to address.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Do on call workers, who are not at their workplace, still need to be paid at least the National Minimum Wage?

Posted on 08th August 2019 in Employment

There has been much case law over recent years about when on call workers are entitled to be paid. The Scottish EAT has now added to the vast amount of case law on the matter, by hearing the case of; Truslove and another v Scottish Ambulance Service. Truslove confirms the current position, which is that where a worker is required to remain at the workplace and available for work with a view to providing their services at some point, this will amount to working-time and not a rest period. This is the case even if the worker is allowed to sleep and so the worker is entitled to be paid for their time.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Disability Discrimination – Without the Disability

Posted on 25th June 2019 in Employment

A new Court of Appeal decision highlights the unusual case of an employee who successfully brought a disability discrimination claim even though she is not, and is not likely ever to be, disabled.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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A Lesson for Employers – Suspension in Disciplinary Proceedings

Posted on 11th March 2019 in Employment

You may remember that we reported on the case Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth where the High Court held that the suspension of a teacher to allow for a misconduct investigation was not a neutral act and amounted to a breach of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence. This case was appealed to the Court of Appeal which has overturned the decision.

Posted by

Joanna Parry

Solicitor