Furlough Q&As

No doubt you have seen a lot of information in recent weeks regarding the UK’s Furlough scheme, with guidance issued by the government still being updated periodically. As a result, I have been receiving a lot of Furlough related queries and therefore thought it would be helpful to put a Q&A together covering some of … Read more

Changes to Statement of Terms (often referred to as an Employment Contract) from 6th April 2020.

With all that has been going on over the last few weeks, you could be forgiven for missing the fact that some new employment laws came into effect from 6th April 2020. One of the changes introduced states that all new members of staff and workers must be issued with a written Statement of Terms … Read more

Online Isolation Notes are now available for Coronavirus related absence from work

The Government has just announced that Online Isolation Notes are now available. They will provide employees with evidence for their employers that they have been advised to self-isolate due to Coronavirus, either because they have symptoms or they live with someone who has symptoms, and so cannot work. The notes can be accessed through the NHS … Read more

COVID-19 – Practical advice for businesses

This article provides some practical guidance for businesses regarding a number of pre-emptive measures that can be taken to help minimise exposure and plan for the spread of Coronavirus. Advice regarding Coronavirus is changing on a daily basis, so please ensure that you stay up to date with the latest information available via the links … Read more

CORONAVIRUS: What practical steps can employers take? Do you have to pay employees who are away from work due to health advice eg in self-isolation? Where can you access the latest information?

With the Coronavirus hitting the headlines on a daily basis at the moment, what should employers be doing to try and stay ahead of the game? Obviously it is better to be prepared and not need it, than wishing in hindsight that you had done something! Advice is being updated regularly, so access the latest … Read more

HR and Employment Law changes April 2020

There are a number of changes in the world of HR and Employment Law that come into effect from April 2020. Please make sure your company Contracts of Employment / Statements of Employment Particulars, Employee Handbooks and other procedures are updated where required. This newsletter covers: National Minimum Wage increases Reference period for holiday pay … Read more

Do you employ or know any EU citizens wishing to stay in the UK after Brexit?

With Brexit moving a step closer this week, now is the time for any EU citizens who wish to continue living and working in the UK, to start the application process for Settled or Pre-Settled status. EU, EEA* and Swiss citizens, can now apply free of charge to the EU Settlement Scheme for themselves and … Read more