The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is set to close at the end of October, and many employers will be forced to consider making redundancies

The following list highlights some important points for employees to be aware of regarding their rights in respect of redundancy. Redundancy pay Employees on furlough leave retain the same rights to redundancy payments. Employees with two years’ service are entitled to a statutory redundancy payment. This amounts to 0.5, 1 or 1.5 week’s pay for each full year the employee has worked for the employer capped at 20 years, […]

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Emails Outside Work..are they illegal?

It is common for many employees to send, read and reply to work emails at all hours of the day and night, including weekends. This change in work culture developed in recent decades and has accelerated with the advent of smartphones. But is this a breach of employment law? The short answer is that ‘it […]

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UK employment rights in a no-deal Brexit

Introduction What might a no-deal Brexit mean for UK employment rights? What could employers do now to prepare? And what might the future hold in a no-deal scenario? Prime Minister Boris Johnson is clear that he would be prepared to leave the European Union without a deal if necessary and the current legislation commits the […]

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Employment Law the facts…

Employment law regulates the relationship between employers and their employees. It covers every aspect of employment from the hiring process through to the exit process, ensuring every individual is treated fairly. Employment law is potentially full of pitfalls. Getting it right means keeping up with developments and really thinking about your policies before carefully implementing […]

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Is it legal to ask about mental health in job interviews?

Mental health can be a difficult subject for employers and candidates to bring up and discuss although it’s much more open now than ever before. Many organisations are afraid of legal repercussions if they ask too soon or fail to ask at all. Is it legal to ask employees about their mental health during a […]

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Permanent placements rise to greatest extent since August

Key Points from the November Survey: Permanent placements rise at a quicker pace; Availability of candidates continues to decline sharply; High demand for staff leads to further increases in pay; The unemployment rate remains low. Staff Appointments Rise Further… The growth in permanent placements has reached a three-month high across the UK. The rise has […]

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