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Settlement Agreements and Furlough

2020-07-15T09:16:02+01:00July 15th, 2020|

As the end of Coronavirus Job Retention (Furlough) Scheme approaches fast (31st October 2020), we focus here on the option that employers have of using a settlement agreement in order to manage their workforce requirements when faced with the uncertain economic effect of Covid-19. We also look at settlement agreements here from the point of [...]

Commercial Contracts and Coronavirus

2020-04-23T09:35:02+01:00April 22nd, 2020|

Commercial Contracts and Coronavirus The recent government announcement on the 16th April that the lockdown due to Coronavirus will extend at least for a further 3 weeks continues to challenge all businesses in an unprecedented manner. Indeed, the lockdown may still go beyond that period and the issues arising will undoubtedly extend beyond the [...]

The Coronavirus Furlough Scheme and the benefits and implications for employers

2020-04-23T09:34:59+01:00April 16th, 2020|

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (The Furlough Scheme), and the benefits and implications for employers In these unprecedented times, all businesses are facing major challenges to their ongoing viability. Every day we read of well-respected names that are entering administration or "closing their doors", even though the Government has announced huge support packages to assist [...]