Key changes in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

From 1 July 2020, furloughed employees were able to return to work on a part-time basis. Employers must pay in full for days worked and can claim under the CJRS for days not worked, subject to the relevant caps. The key ways in which the scheme changed on 1 July are as follows: Only employees […]

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Key dates for changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

We provide the important dates to note since the announcement on reforms to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme last week. 10 June 2020: This will be the last day that employers can place employees on furlough. 12 June: Further guidance on flexible furlough and calculation of claims under the flexible scheme will be published. 30 […]

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Are you feeling Covid-secure?

We heard the PM’s speech on Sunday night and the daily briefing on Monday but what is the current guidance for a gradual return to the work place? Below are the guidelines released on the 11th May referring to 8 work place types and what employers should seek to do to achieve what is being […]

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Personal vendettas, data breaches and vicarious liability

Background Put simply, vicarious liability is the principle by which an employer can be liable for the acts or omissions of its employees which occur in the course of their employment. The principle is not new and is well established in the areas of negligence and discrimination law. One of the key issues in determining […]

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Coronavirus and annual leave

The government has amended the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) to allow workers who have not taken all of their WTD annual leave entitlement (4 weeks/20 days exclusive of bank holidays) due to the COVID-19 pandemic to be able to carry it over into the next two leave years. The current position regarding holiday entitlement […]

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Coronavirus Act 2020: Employment changes

The Coronavirus Act 2020 (the “Act”) has finally received Royal Assent. This Act is important because it responds to a number of issues surrounding the recent COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Statutory Sick Pay In particular, the Act has modified the implementation of statutory sick pay (“SSP”). Previously, SSP would not be payable for the first three […]

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