Employment Law

Posted 17th September, 2020 under Employment Law by

Next month marks the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The scheme, which launched in March 2020, saw the Government contribute towards the payment of up to 80% of the wages of employees who had been placed on furlough. The aim of the scheme was to ease the financial strain of the wage… Read more »

Posted 31st March, 2020 under Employment Law by

31st March 2020 under Employment Law by Sara Devennie and Anna Harbinson The Government has now published more detail about the Employee Retention Scheme. You may also have heard this referred to as being ‘furloughed’. The scheme enables employers to retain staff on their payroll where they are unable to operate or where is no… Read more »

Posted 17th March, 2020 under Employment Law by

If you are a worker or employee who has, or suspects that they may have symptoms of, Coronavirus (COVID-19) then the first port of call will be to check your employment contract and staff handbook to see what the notification requirements are when you are off sick. If you are too unwell to work then… Read more »

Posted 14th February, 2020 under Employment Law, Health and Safety by

What is RSI? Repetitive Strain Injury, also sometimes referred to as Occupational Overuse Syndrome, refers to stress and damage inflicted upon the muscles, tendons and nerves by repeated tasks and awkward positioning. Most commonly occurring in the upper body with the fingers, hands, arms and neck, RSI is frequently work-related and is usually avoidable through… Read more »

Posted 22nd May, 2019 under Employment Law by

With the sad news that the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group Limited entered into Administration earlier this week, we wanted to share some useful guidance on how to recover some of the monies owed from an insolvent employer. Where your former employer becomes insolvent, you may be able to claim the following payments from the Redundancy… Read more »

Posted 20th December, 2018 under Employment Law by Sara Devennie

The government has just published proposals to change employment laws in its document named ‘The Good Work Plan’. The key proposals are as follows: A requirement that employers give employees a written statement of terms and conditions on the first day of work. Currently they must do so within two months. Extending the right to… Read more »

Posted 28th February, 2018 under Employment Law by Sara Devennie

The weather in the UK at the moment is causing severe disruption to many people’s daily lives. Here’s a few FAQs setting out what should happen in these circumstances: Q. If my child’s school is closed do I have to take unpaid leave? A. It depends what your contract of employment or relevant company policy… Read more »

Posted 16th October, 2017 under Employment Law by Sara Devennie

Sexual harassment is a topic currently receiving much media attention, but for many people it continues to be an unpleasant day to day occurrence at work. The Equality Act, 2010 protects people against being treated less favourably because of their gender. You are protected from discrimination at work from day one of your employment, but… Read more »

Posted 28th July, 2017 under Employment Law by Sara Devennie

After a four year legal battle we can finally say goodbye and good riddance to Employment Tribunal fees, and welcome back to fair and improved access to justice. On 29 July 2013 the government introduced controversial Employment Tribunal fees which saw Claimants paying up to £1200 in order to bring a claim to enforce their… Read more »

Posted 05th July, 2017 under Employment Law by Sara Devennie

The introduction of Shared Parental Leave in April 2015 was meant to create choice and to enable families to decide who takes time off to look after children that best suits their personal circumstances. The reality is that very little has changed in terms of who takes time off, with recent TUC analysis finding that… Read more »

Posted 22nd June, 2017 under Employment Law by Sara Devennie

The Summer is finally here and so is the sunshine…for now! With increasing temperatures comes an increasing number of questions about safe working conditions during periods of warm weather. One common myth is that if temperatures reach a certain point that employees have to be sent home. In fact, The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare)… Read more »

Posted 25th April, 2017 under Employment Law by Sara Devennie

Everyone has the right to go to work and to feel safe in their working environment. If the way you are being treated at work means that you do not feel safe, you should make your employer aware of this. This will give it the opportunity to deal with any issues and hopefully tackle any… Read more »