Category: Employment Law

Employers admit lack of confidence over redundancy considerations

Though firms have taken measures such as pay cuts and sabbaticals to avoid redundancies, experts predict that one in three employers will inevitably have to make job cuts by the end of September 2020.

Furlough Fraud: £3.5 billion Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claims were fraudulent or made in error

The latest data from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed that up to £3.5 billion in Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) claims were either fraudulent or paid out in error.

Employment: Can an employee be fairly dismissed without procedure?

An Employment Tribunal recently ruled that an employee can be fairly dismissed without procedure in the case of Gallacher v Abellio Scotrail.

IR35: Off-payroll working rules to go ahead in April 2021

Major changes to the off-payroll working rules (IR35) will go ahead in April 2021, it has been confirmed.

Employment tribunal: City executive was unfairly dismissed after blowing the whistle on financial malpractice

An employment tribunal has ruled that a City executive who blew the whistle on financial malpractice was unfairly dismissed.

COVID-19: Employers will be given 30 days to admit to furlough fraud

Employers will be given 30 days to admit to abuse of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), with legislation being fast-tracked to allow HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to reclaim any furlough money that is overpaid to employers, or that is not spent on wages as intended.