As lockdown continues to be eased, there are various reasons why you may be looking to take employees off furlough. You have more work than you had initially predicted or you need temporary cover for anyone who has become ill or needs to self-isolate. You may even be looking to implement a phased return in…

As COVID-19 continues to be an issue of great concern to governments across the globe, employees and employers are continuing to adapt to the changes to the workplace routine. For many employees, this means working from home as opposed to their office or equivalent. Employers have been strongly encouraged to enable employees to work from…

Last updated 4th May 2020 What is furlough leave? Furlough leave is a type of paid leave which the government introduced via the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) to help businesses retain their staff during the coronavirus crisis. It enables employers to agree with their employees to not work and then the employer can still…

As Coronavirus COVID-19 continues its onslaught, the British Government has recently rolled out its latest advice to the general public with the message to remain in ‘lockdown’ save to carry out a strict few necessary tasks. Employers and employees are both understandably worried about future employment ramifications of an extended lockdown or a lengthy time…

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was introduced by the government last week to help employers if they cannot cover staff costs due to Covid-19.  The aim is to avoid redundancies, and the scheme can offer grants of up to 80% of an employee’s wage for all employment costs – up to a cap of £2,500…

Every year it seems that snow, flooding and leaves on the track lead to people being unable to get to work. What happens when staff call in and say they cannot get in? Can a business owner who consequently cannot open up his shop or offices lay-off his staff temporarily? Problems in travelling to work…

Employment contract issues are one of the biggest problems and headaches for businesses. They can use up valuable resources when trying to sort them out. Invariably, the money invested in having good employment contracts, and staff handbooks in place, is far less expensive than sorting out the issues which poor contracts create. Here are five…

Do you know about the recent changes to dismissal claims, flexible working, sick pay, holiday pay and more? Get in touch with me if you want to know more – Justin Sadler, Solicitor. And now, here are the top 10 common mistakes… 1. Not having a written contract Some businesses piece together terms of employment…

Football coach Bob Higgins has been found guilty of criminal abuse, but are his employers, Southampton FC also liable to his victims in a civil claim? The former youth football coach was found guilty of 45 counts of indecent assault recently and his conviction will allow a Football Association review into child sex abuse allegations…

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