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
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,
The Chancellor has announced plans in the March 2020 budget that the government will reimburse small employers (meaning those with less than 250 employees) for statutory sick pay paid out to employees for the first 14 days of sickness.
The UK Government has announced new import controls will be imposed from 2021. Do your trading agreements with EU suppliers and/or buyers deal with the risks that this may bring, including quality checks, customs duties, tariffs and more bureaucracy? We have some resources to help you.
The GDPR is new legislation coming to the UK in May, which will affect everyone who stores data about people. So if you have an email list, or details of customers who placed an order, you need to be getting in place a new Data Protection Policy amongst other things. Here is our easy guide to make sure you are up to date.
The latest updates in employment law for 2017, covering the Immigration Skills Charge, the Gender Pay Gap, new minimum wage, and more. From our employment law partner Moore Blatch.
Consultant Sweett Group have been fined £2.25 million plus £95,000 costs at Southwark Crown Court in the first prosecution under Section 7(1) of the Bribery Act. This is an offence of strict liability – if
The latest from Moore Blatch includes: The government’s Trade Union Bill, set to make it harder to start strike action Justice Committee inquiry into legal fees and access to justice Consultation open on the Gender Pay Gap