Settlement Agreements and Furlough

2022-05-12T13:27:30+01:00July 15th, 2020|

Furlough and Settlement Agreements Post-COVID 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 [...]

Personal protective equipment and the coronavirus outbreak

2022-03-21T16:03:16+00:00April 22nd, 2020|

PPE and the coronavirus outbreak On almost a daily basis, much of the coronavirus related news focuses on the lack of suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) available to NHS staff and other carers. Whilst there are clearly issues with the supply of such equipment, employers in other sectors, as well as the NHS and care [...]

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 [...]

Employer Held Liable For Employee’s Violent Conduct At Work

2022-03-21T15:16:00+00:00October 7th, 2016|

Morrisons Liable For Employee's Violent Conduct At Work The Supreme Court has ruled that a man violently attacked by a Morrisons employee was able to sue Morrisons for his injuries. Morrisons were deemed to be ‘vicariously liable’ for their employees actions. In a workplace context, vicarious liability means when an employer is liable for the [...]

Brexit – What EU Citizens Living In The UK Need To Know

2022-03-21T14:09:35+00:00September 1st, 2016|

EU Citizens Living In The UK Post Brexit The recent EU referendum result has led to a great deal of uncertainty in many areas of the law, and family is no exception. Although the exact ramifications are yet to emerge, it is likely the prospect of withdrawal from the European Union will have a [...]

Zero Hours Contracts – No More Exclusivity

2022-03-21T16:28:00+00:00June 22nd, 2015|

Zero Hours Contracts No Longer Exclusive After months of publicity and debate, the Government’s ban on the use of exclusivity clauses within zero hours contracts has finally arrived.  As of 26 May 2015, employers can no longer prevent zero hours workers from working for another employer. As you may recall, zero-hours contracts were a hot [...]

Scrapping Zero-Hour Contracts: The Implications

2022-03-21T16:27:21+00:00April 16th, 2015|

What are the Consequences of Scrapping Zero-Hour Contracts There has been a lot of discussion regarding the subject of so-called zero-hour contracts in recent years, and on 1st April 2015, Ed Miliband promised to ‘end the epidemic’ (of zero-hour contracts), which he claims are ‘undermining family life’, if Labour are successful in the forthcoming General [...]

Employment Law: Compensatory Award

2022-03-21T15:17:10+00:00March 3rd, 2014|

Compensatory Employee Award Increased The maximum compensatory award an employee may receive, in the Employment Tribunal, for unfair dismissal has increased to £86,444 or 52 weeks gross salary whichever is the lower as of 6 April 2019. Should you have any employment-related enquiries please contact James Macdonald or Michael Latner in our employment team by [...]

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