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Taking on staff in the wake of COVID-19

Posted on May 29th 2020

  Business owners have had a great deal to think about over the last ten weeks and so changes to employment law which came into effect on 6th April 2020 may just have slipped past you unnoticed. While you have been wondering how to ensure...

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How to minimise the risks for business owners associated with placing employees on furlough leave

Posted on May 11th 2020

One of the government’s first responses to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the UK economy was to implement the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The scheme was created in order to protect both employers and employees; putting an employee on ‘furlough leave’...

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Avoiding unlawful discrimination while preventing illegal working

Posted on April 30th 2014

The Home Office has published a draft Code of practice for employers on the above issue, which incorporates comments from the Equality and Human Rights Commission and replaces previous guidance. It gives direction on how employers can avoid race discrimination when complying with the duty...

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Important update for all Employers

Posted on March 11th 2014

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2014 will come into force on the 6 April 2014. The main changes: The maximum amount of a week’s pay, which is used to calculate redundancy pay or the basic or additional award of compensation for unfair dismissal...

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