Category: Employment Law

Are employers responsible for commuter safety as people return to work?

The Government announced last month that anyone who is not able to work from home should return to work, with ‘COVID secure’ guidelines being published and people encouraged to avoid public transport where possible.

Bank Holidays in 2020 – what all businesses need to know

Bank Holidays have been significantly affected this year, with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic being coupled with the May Day bank holiday moving to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE day. With these additional complications in mind, we have outlined the key things you need to know about bank holidays in 2020.

Government issues new guidance on furlough and annual leave

The Government has issued new guidance on furlough and holiday pay, clarifying potential issues in an update published by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Government expands Access to Work scheme to help disabled employees work from home

The Government’s Access to Work scheme has been expanded to include support for disabled staff that need to work from home.

COVID-19: The key employment law updates

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant changes to day-to-day life, as well as to business and the way that we work.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Parental pay to be paid based on usual earnings

It has now been confirmed that workers who have been furloughed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) that are taking parental or adoption leave will receive parental or adoption pay based on their usual earnings.

The Good Work Plan rules are now in force – is your business up-to-date?

The Government’s Good Work Plan is now in force, with several legislative changes taking effect to strengthen the rights of workers in ‘insecure’ employment.

COVID19 – Government confirms that businesses can re-employ workers who left after 28 February

The Government has updated its guidance on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, confirming that employers can re-employ staff that were either made redundant or left their organisation after 28 February 2020 and claim their wages from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

COVID19 – Government publishes further details of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Government has published further details of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme that allows for ‘Furlough Leave’, which is a temporary scheme for at least three months, starting from 1 March 2020.

COVID-19: Government considers introducing statutory pay for self-employed

The Government is considering the introduction of Statutory Self-Employment Pay, following the measures introduced in the coronavirus job retention scheme.