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ACAS guidance on conducting disciplinary and grievances during furlough

We have been asked what employers can do if they need to run a disciplinary or grievance process whilst an employee is on furlough. ACAS have issued some helpful guidance on this. It can be found...
More Government guidance on furloughed workers

More Government guidance on furloughed workers

The Government has published another update to its guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Here is a summary of the update: 1. Employers can reclaim 80% of compulsory (which we assume to mean contractual) commission back from HMRC, as well as basic salary....

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Changes to holiday carry over

Changes to holiday carry over

Employment Law changes fast at the best of times but in these unprecedented times things are changing faster than ever. Here is another change. The Government has just announced that it will allow workers to carry over up to 4 weeks annual leave into the next two...

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Guidance on furloughed workers

Guidance on furloughed workers

We are being asked a lot about furloughed workers. Here is a summary of the current position: 1. The Government has introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the Scheme”). Under the terms of the Scheme, the employer will be able to claim up to 80% of the...

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IR35 delayed until 2021

IR35 delayed until 2021

For those of you affected by the changes to the IR35 rules that are due to come into effect in April, the Government has just announced that the changes will not come into effect until April 2021. The Government said this is in response to the Coronavirus crisis and...

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What support should employers provide to home workers?

What support should employers provide to home workers?

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is going to withdraw company-paid broadband at the end of March 2020. The CQC employs over 3,000 staff, the majority of whom work from home. It has offered staff a one-off "goodwill payment" of £230. The CQC says that company-paid...

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