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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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Opening of workplaces during Coronavirus

Posted on 04th May 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

Current guidance is for everyone to work at home if possible and only to leave the home to go to work where absolutely necessary. This has led to confusion about what those businesses incapable of working from home should do and how they balance performing contractual commitments with protecting employees. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 26 March 2020 and attempts to provide much needed clarity.

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

Associate and 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

Associate and 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

Associate and Solicitor

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Support for directors and the self-employed during Coronavirus

Posted on 02nd April 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

The government has recently released further details around the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme aiming to support directors and shareholders of companies, as well as further schemes to help self-employed individuals during this time.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and 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

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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