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Employment Law Changes 2021

Employment Law Changes 2021

There are several changes to UK Employment Law occurring in 2021, these include the following: End to the Furlough Scheme As announced prior to Christmas, the furlough scheme that was due to end on 31st March 2021, was extended for one month, so it is now expected to...

Unlawful Deduction of Wages

Unlawful Deduction of Wages

An unlawful deduction of wages occurs when an employee has either been unpaid or has been underpaid their wages by their employer for some reason. There must have been an actual deduction of wages, not just a threat or proposal to deduct money, for it to be classed as...

A Guide To Managing Redundancies

A Guide To Managing Redundancies

Have a redundancy plan Having a redundancy plan allows businesses to share information with their employees and help them to understand what is happening. The plan will help to manage each stage of the redundancy process and should show how: Compulsory redundancies...

Equal Opportunities

Equal Opportunities

The UK strives to promote equality in the workplace. Organisations have a responsibility to ensure that no person is treated differently because of their race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status,...

The Redundancy Process

The Redundancy Process

What is Redundancy?   Redundancy is a special form of dismissal which happens when an employer needs to reduce the size of its workforce. In the UK, an employee is dismissed for redundancy if: The employer has ceased (or intends to cease) continuing the business,...

Statutory Sick Pay Repayments

Statutory Sick Pay Repayments

Statutory Sick Pay Repayments Employers may be able to use the Coronavirus Statutory Rebate Scheme to claim back employee’s coronavirus related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). This rebate scheme will repay employers SSP that has been paid to current or former employees. Who...

Gig Workers – A Case Law Update

Gig Workers – A Case Law Update

Gig Workers – a case law update We recently had another instalment in the 8 year legal drama of Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and Another v Smith. This case began in 2011 and the arguments brought were over whether Gary Smith, a “self employed” plumber, was entitled to the...

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