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Coronavirus – Managing Risk as Staff Return To Work

July 2, 2020

As the UK Coronavirus lockdown begins to lift, with non-essential shops being allowed to open in June and more establishments in July, SME owners will be conscious of the need to ensure the health and safety of their employers as well as customers. The risk of future regulatory enforcement action and/or personal injury claims will be praying heavily on the minds of many owners and directors’. To assist e...

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employee dismissals during the coronavirus outbreak

Employee Dismissals During The Coronavirus Outbreak

May 11, 2020

With the Coronavirus lockdown now heading into its eighth week, all employers are taking a hard look at how they can best approach business continuity. We expect that many businesses will need to make some hard decisions over the size and structure of their workforce. Over the coming few months, employers may have to consider redundancies. Many ar...

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Covid-19 – Guide to Furlough Staff

May 1, 2020

As the Covid-19 outbreak started to impact businesses across the country, employers have had to react to managing their workforces. To help businesses through this process, we have brought together the most frequently asked questions regarding the furlough of staff. What is furlough? Furlough aims to support employers and protect a...

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Homeworking Employees? How To Protect Your Company’s Cybersecurity

April 28, 2020

As Britain enters its sixth week of Covid-19 lockdown, businesses and employees are well into the swing of working from home. However, now is not the time to relax your cybersecurity policies and procedures. In fact, your team will benefit from a reminder on how to ensure they are using best practices to protect your network from possible cyber-attacks. ...

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The other side of Covid-19: an employer’s guide to dealing with employee mental health issues

April 22, 2020

Some of the main concerns for people and businesses in this current Covid-19 crisis have been the physical health and wellbeing of our communities, as well as the economic impact of the crisis. However, there is another element which employers will have to deal: the potential mental health impacts of the situation. What should employers be aware of? ...

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What steps should employers be taking as a result of Covid-19

What steps should employers be taking as a result of Covid-19?

March 27, 2020

Recent weeks have seen unprecedented employee issues hitting nearly every business. With government advice evolving regularly, it is difficult to comprehend the best approach. Today, we set out the main issues that employers should be aware of,  together with the steps they should be taking to look after their employees.  Enfor...

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IR35 changes postponed until April 2021

A Collective Sigh of Relief in the Contracting World as IR35 Postponed

March 23, 2020

To lift pressure off already stressed businesses and contractors amid the ongoing impact of Coronavirus pandemic, on 18th March 2020, Steve Barclay, chief secretary to the Treasury, announced the decision to postpone IR35 changes until April 2021.   ...

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Brexit – Employing EU citizens in the UK

February 25, 2020

The UK Government has updated its guidance on employing EU citizens in the country. It has information on employing EU, EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK, covering: right to work checks, the EU Settlement Scheme and the UK’s new imm...

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Free Webinar on changes to IR35 and the new Off-Payroll rules

February 24, 2020

IR35 changes and the new Off-Payroll rules are looming – Do you have questions? Get them answered! To be ahead of the game, watch our webinar for an informative 45 minutes briefing and interactive discussion on navigating IR35 changes and the new Off-Payroll rules. Our expert lawyer, Louise Paul...

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2020 Employment Law Updates

January 20, 2020

To implement its Good Work Plan (which is aimed at clarifying and strengthening workplace rights) the government is making a number of changes to employment law.  Important changes taking effect from 6 April 2020 (new Bereavement Leave rights are TBC) are set out below....

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