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Holidays – have your cake and eat it!

It is that time of year again, where we are all packing our suitcases and heading off for a break away from the hum drum of life.  Whether you are boarding a plane, or enjoying a staycation, the last thing on your mind is work … …and what better time for the Supreme...
Clarification on mental health disabilities

Clarification on mental health disabilities

You may or may not know that the number of Employment Tribunal claims is rapidly on the rise.  In our experience a lot of these new claims tend to be more complex.  In particular discrimination claims. With mental health related issues unfortunately also being on the...

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How to conduct a disciplinary process with employees

How to conduct a disciplinary process with employees

In this session we take a look at how to conduct a disciplinary process with an employee. This will include: A look at the basic law involved and the risks of not complying with it. How to conduct an investigation. How to conduct the disciplinary hearing. What factors...

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Employment Law Update

Employment Law Update

In this session we take a look at recent developments in Employment Law and new changes that will be happening. We also look at the effect the pandemic has had on the workplace, in particular hybrid working and employees who don’t want to have the Covid-19 vaccine....

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Guidance on hybrid working

Guidance on hybrid working

As the Government gradually relax the Covid restrictions, employers are having to look at the future of the workplace. Will they continue with homeworking? Will they want people back in the workplace or will it be a hybrid of the two? What does not seem in dispute is...

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A summary of the latest furlough scheme changes

A summary of the latest furlough scheme changes

The Government announced yesterday that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (what we call the furlough scheme) will now be extended until 31 March 2021. We have had a lot of questions about how this all works and here we set out what we know so far. 1. Under the...

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Job Support Scheme (JSS) extended

Job Support Scheme (JSS) extended

It was announced on 9 October 2020, that the Government's Job Support Scheme will be extended. The expanded scheme provides the following: Firms whose premises are legally required to shut for some period over winter as part of local or national restrictions will...

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Kickstart Scheme webinar

Kickstart Scheme webinar

As part of the Government’s “Plan for Jobs” they have launched the Kickstart Scheme. This aims to create thousands of work placements, fully funded by the Government, to help businesses recover from the impact of COVID-19, while also helping young people back into...

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Helpful guidance on the new Job Support Scheme

Helpful guidance on the new Job Support Scheme

It is well known that the Government furlough scheme is tapering down and finishes at the end of October 2020. We now have details of it's replacement, the "Job Support Scheme". A fact sheet from HM Treasury tells us how the scheme will work and here are the outline...

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