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Covid-19 – FAQs from employees 

In these unprecedented times, employees may be concerned about their employment rights and protection. Here are some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. Do get in touch with our team about these, or any other questions you…

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

In the Government’s Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers, irrespective of size, will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those that would otherwise be dismissed during this coronavirus pandemic. Employers will need to: Designate…

COVID-19 – HR impact on businesses

In these unprecedented times, businesses are facing significant financial impact with income in some cases reducing to by 75% overnight. Industries impacted include events, hospitality and travel. What steps can your organisation consider to ensure the financial viability of your business…

ACAS Guidance – how and when should an NDA be used?

There has been significant concern recently about the use of confidentiality agreements or non-disclosure agreements. In response to the concerns the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (“ACAS”) has published welcome guidance on the use of confidential clauses, or non-disclosure agreements…

Webinar – IR35 employment status

On Thursday 13th February 2020, we hosted a webinar on the IR35 reforms and guidance on employment status. The full webinar can be accessed here. If you would like to ask questions, provide feedback or require further information about the webinar, the…

Employment law developments on the horizon

Sejal Raja considers key employment law changes which come into effect in 2020. Right to a written statement of terms – change effective from 6 April 2020 Currently employers are required to provide employees who have been continuously employed for more than…

Is veganism a protected characteristic?

This question was alluded to by the Employment Tribunal in the case of Conisbee v Crossley Farms Limited & Others, click here for our previous article on this case. In this case it was held that being a vegetarian was not…