Employment Law Bulletin Covid-19: Three tier lockdown and extension to the Job Support Scheme The Prime Minister has formally unveiled plans for a new three tier system for implementing local lockdowns restrictions across England. The
Are you thinking of getting a quote for a new house, garden office or any other building work? ContractStore has published a straightforward, user-friendly pack of tender documents that you can use to send to
Furlough-specific directors’ liabilities are in the spotlight as news of thousands of cases of suspected furlough fraud come to light. With the Furlough scheme winding down and lockdown measures being eased, HMRC has announced plans
Under ‘flexible furlough’, employees can do some work for their employer, without employers losing the right to claim furlough pay in respect of the hours not worked by the employees. Key dates for the Flexible
One of the many difficulties encountered by employers during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has been the day-to-day management of a remote workforce in circumstances where the norm is no longer normal. However, businesses must
Alongside lengthy supermarket queues, handwashing, deep cleaning and Furlough, homeworking has been one of the defining features of the Covid-19 lockdown. The most recent ONS statistics on homeworking (2019, yet published at the very start
The Government’s recent announcement that employees who cannot work from home should return to work has given rise to more questions than answers. Without specific legislation in place, employers, HR professionals and their advisers need to turn to existing legislative and contractual principles for answers. In brief, where an employer is keen and able to reopen its business, we have here some steps to take to protect yourself and employees.
As of 05.30 am this morning (20 April 2020) employers are able to make claims on HMRC’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’s Portal. It is reportedly fairly easy to use the portal, although heavy traffic could be expected.
Within a few days of publishing our Furlough Letter Template, the Government has made some changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and HMRC have confirmed that they will be accepting claims from next Monday,
For those of you whose business is now quieter than usual, you could consider using the time to do some housekeeping and take care of some of the things you never normally get around to. For example, you could run a check to see your website is legally compliant and that you have the Ts & Cs you need for when we come out of quarantine (or while we are in it).