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COVID-19 Update  Additional Information about Furlough Leave

COVID-19 Update Additional Information about Furlough Leave

Further guidance was made available from the Government  earlier this week regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The main areas that were updated and clarified were: who the Scheme applies to; the process for furloughing staff; and what can and cannot be claimed for.  We have highlighted the changes in these areas below…

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April’s Employment Law Changes

April’s Employment Law Changes

At this time of year we always see a number of employment law changes. Recognising that employers probably already have plenty of workplace challenges at this difficult time, we hope that this update will provide a helpful and manageable summary for all.

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COVID-19 Update  Right to carry over holiday extended

COVID-19 Update Right to carry over holiday extended

Workers are entitlement a minimum of 28 days, which usually includes the 8 Public and Bank Holidays.New Regulations have been passed to relax the Working Time Regulations (WTR) which govern the minimum entitlement to holiday and the rules about carry over of holiday. 

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COVID-19 Update – Emergency Volunteering Leave

COVID-19 Update – Emergency Volunteering Leave

The Coronavirus Act 2020 received Royal Assent on Wednesday this week. This new piece of legislation introduces a number of emergency measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a change to the current SSP scheme so that SSP is payable from the first day of sickness or self-isolation and can be funded by HMRC.

The other new right introduced by the legislation is the right to Emergency Volunteering Leave. This new right enables emergency volunteers in health or social care to take unpaid time off work and receive compensation for loss of earnings.

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A week’s pay increases on 6 April…

A week’s pay increases on 6 April…

If you’re needing to calculate a statutory redundancy entitlement for an employee with at least two years’ service, the capped amount of a week’s pay for the calculation

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Are you ready for the changes to employment particulars from 6 April 2020?

Are you ready for the changes to employment particulars from 6 April 2020?

It has long been the case that when an employee is taken on for more than one month there is a legal requirement to provide them with a written statement of particulars of employment within the first two months of their employment. In practice, the information that an employer must include in that written statement forms part of a more comprehensive contract of employment.

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