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23 10, 2020

Employment Law Update – JSS Open

By |2020-10-23T15:00:58+01:00October 23rd, 2020|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Services|

Employment Law Update - the JSS Open Yesterday, 22 October 2020, the Chancellor announced changes to the original Job Support Scheme (JSS) (further details here) . This scheme will from now be known as the JSS Open. The changes were announced following a very poor response from businesses in Tier 2 who are already suffering from a decline in business [...]

15 10, 2020

Employment Law Update – Job Retention Bonus

By |2020-10-15T16:17:49+01:00October 15th, 2020|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Services|

Employment Law Update – Details on the Job Retention Bonus A new Treasury Direction was published on 1 October 2020, providing further details on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Job Retention) Bonus (the Job Retention Bonus). The Job Retention Bonus The Job Retention Bonus, which is described is an incentive to retain staff, is a one-off taxable bonus of £1,000 [...]

12 10, 2020

Employment Law Update – JSS Extension

By |2020-10-15T11:24:47+01:00October 12th, 2020|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Services|

The Job Support Scheme Extension Ahead of the further coronavirus restrictions which are anticipated to be imposed over the coming winter months, the Chancellor has announced an extension to the Job Support Scheme (JSS) which is set to start on 1 November 2020. The JSS will be replacing the existing furlough scheme, further details of [...]

26 09, 2018

New Data Protection Laws – The Common Misconceptions

By |2019-09-23T11:33:29+01:00September 26th, 2018|Commercial, Corporate, Hotels, Leisure & Retail, Human Resources & Recruitment|

It has been nearly 3 months since Europe entered a new age of data protection. Change, on a scale as comprehensive as this, has created a lot of confusion. The old regime (dating back to 1998 in the UK, before Facebook was even invented) was long outdated and no longer fit for purpose; now replaced by much stricter rules with [...]

7 09, 2018

Sleeping On The Job

By |2019-09-23T11:33:30+01:00September 7th, 2018|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment|

The Court of Appeal has held that care workers who sleep-in, are not entitled to the national minimum wage under the National Minimum Wage Act 2015 (NMWR 2015) for the time during which they are asleep. This is very good news for the care home sector who would have then been facing claims of several hundreds of millions of pounds in [...]

15 01, 2018

Brexit Legal Update – European Nationals Living in the UK: Latest Government Guidance

By |2019-09-23T11:33:30+01:00January 15th, 2018|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

In December, after months of negotiation, the UK government reached an agreement in principle with the EU across three areas including on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK. The Home Office together with the Department of Exiting the EU have published guidance accordingly. This guidance is not yet law and remains subject to change as negotiations continue. However, it [...]

25 07, 2017

Practical Steps To Be Ready For The GDPR

By |2019-09-23T11:33:31+01:00July 25th, 2017|Commercial, Corporate, Hotels, Leisure & Retail, Human Resources & Recruitment, Real Estate, Technology, Media & Telecoms|

With less than a year to go before the GDPR becomes enforceable, all businesses, if they haven’t done so already, need to start taking the GDPR seriously. The increased levels of potential fines have hit the headlines, but the GDPR is about much more than that. It’s about bringing data protection to the forefront of a business’ structure and culture [...]

11 07, 2017

Employment Case Law Update: Defining “public interest” in whistleblowing claims

By |2019-09-23T11:33:31+01:00July 11th, 2017|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Recent Transactions|

The Court of Appeal’s judgment in Chesterton Global Limited & Another v Mohamed Nurmohamed was handed down late yesterday. This is an immensely important judgment in the field of employment law and whistleblowing, in that it defines what the public interest is for the purposes of whistleblowing claims. Public Concern at Work (PcAW) intervened in the Court Appeal proceedings, reinforcing [...]

30 05, 2017

Managing Sickness Absence Seminar and Q&A

By |2017-05-30T10:11:29+01:00May 30th, 2017|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment|

In this seminar we will cover how to deal with the difficult issues associated with sickness absence, disability and reasonable adjustments and how to minimise the risk of Employment Tribunal claims. Following the seminar there will be a Question and Answer session on Employment Law, HR, Immigration, Pay and Reward Issues. Refreshments will be provided. When: Tuesday 27 June 2017, 5:30pm - 7:00pm Where: [...]

15 02, 2017

Employment Update: ‘My train is cancelled … again’

By |2019-09-23T11:33:32+01:00February 15th, 2017|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Transport|

Politics aside, perhaps the biggest talking point for Londoners in 2016 was travel disruption. From the ongoing Southern Rail delays to multiple tube strikes, simply getting into work became increasingly problematic for many people. So what should employers do when their staff are late for work or cannot get in at all? The key is to distinguish between: ‘one-off’ absences [...]

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