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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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20 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, Opinion

(Diamond) Light at the end of the tunnel

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Diamond Light Source

As the UK’s national synchrotron science facility at the forefront of world-changing scientific knowledge, our client Diamond Light Source is ensuring that it is doing everything possible to support researchers in their efforts to discover more about COVID-19.

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15 November 2019 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA): the retail edition

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The impact of the latest High Court decision, Discovery (Northampton) Limited and others v Debenhams Retail Limited [2019] EWHC 2441 (Ch)

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11 November 2019 1 Comment Posted in Employment, Opinion

When can an employer rely on ‘private’ WhatsApp messages in the context of disciplining an employee?

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Have you ever become aware that an employee has done something inappropriate on social media? Maybe they posted something which they ought to have thought twice about, or maybe you have discovered an entirely inappropriate online conversation? Determining when it is possible to discipline an employee for their use of social media can be a tricky area.

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29 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Retail & Leisure

The future of the high street

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For decades the high street has been at the heart of our way of life. But in recent years it has been struggling as shopping habits change. Government recognises the importance of our high streets and that is why it has introduced the £1bn Future High Streets Fund.

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2 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Automation could widen gender pay gap

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Automation has been a buzzword for a few years. What is it exactly and why are we talking about the gender pay gap in the same story?

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28 June 2019 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Tackling Subject Access Requests from staff – top tips for employers

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Since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018, we have experienced a considerable rise in the number of Subject Access Requests (SAR) made to our employer clients. Requests can be burdensome, time-consuming and costly to deal with but there are some practical ways to minimise these problems.

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Is it legal for restaurant owners to make deductions from the salaries of employees when customers leave without paying?

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Under section 13(1) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 an employer may not make a deduction from an employee’s wages unless:
• It is required or authorised to be made by a statutory provision or a relevant provision in the employee’s contract, which covers things like tax and NI; or
• the employee has previously consented in writing to the deduction.

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Royds Withy King Launches HELP For Businesses

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Law firm Royds Withy King has launched an exciting new legal services product in response to unprecedented demand from HR professionals and business leaders for expert HR and employment law advice at an affordable cost, and with insurance protection against …

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14 December 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid … or is there?

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As an employer, you may be liable for the behaviour of your employees outside of working hours.

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1 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Factsheets

Fixed fee employment services

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Compromise Agreements for Employees

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