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31 July 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Statutory redundancy pay and notice pay increased for employees on furlough

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James Medhurst explains what you need to know about today’s (31 July) change to statutory redundancy and notice pay.

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21 July 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment

Can sickness absence be used as a redundancy selection criterion?

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While care must be taken when using sickness as a redundancy selection criterion, press reports suggesting that this is unlawful are overstated.

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13 May 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

The Government’s coronavirus safety guidance: 5 takeaways for employers

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Our Employment & HR team brings you the salient points from this week’s key Government updates: guidance on working safely during the coronavirus pandemic and the much-anticipated extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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6 May 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Negotiating the employment law issues in the government’s Safe Return to Work guidance

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson will update the country on Sunday about his plans to ease some of the current lockdown measures. But what do we know so far about the government’s intentions to get employees back to work?

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20 April 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

A practical guide to claiming funds from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme online portal

From Monday 20 April 2020, employers who have furloughed staff in anticipation of being able to reclaim their wages from government funds will be able to start making applications under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. In this blog, we’ve summarised the key practical points for employers.

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