covid banner

Briefing quick find:

The future of flexible working requests after Covid-19

With workplace restrictions beginning to lift and businesses considering bringing employees back into the workplace, this has renewed discussions surrounding flexible working. Important questions have arisen such as whether employers are able to force employees to go back into the…

Changes to the Furlough Scheme

The Chancellor has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended until 30 September 2021. Eligible employees for the furlough scheme will continue to receive up to 80% of their usual salary for hours not worked, up to…

Can employers force employees to take a Covid-19 test?

To increase workplace testing in sectors that are open during lockdown, the Government has expanded the eligibility for joining the ‘workplace rapid testing programme’. The scheme is now open to organisations with 50 or more employees (down from 250 employees…

Changes to IR35 legislation in April 2021

There are now less than six months to go until the new IR35 rules are implemented. Individuals who work as contractors through a personal service company and private sector businesses that hire contractors via a personal services company must be…

Test and Trace – are you entitled to sick pay?

The government has launched the long-awaited test and trace service today, 28 May 2020. This service allows anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus to be tested and if positive the individual and their household members must self-isolate, together with anyone…

Employment law podcast – returning to work

Our Head of Employment, Sejal Raja hosts a podcast to explain the legal issues that employers need to be aware of when considering a return to work during the Covid-19 pandemic. This podcast explains CIPD and government guidance and guidelines,…