Covid-19 Job Retention Update

The Government further updated its Guidance on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention scheme once again on 30 April 2020. What are the changes?

Covid-19 Bulletin Update

The Government has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or Furlough Scheme will be extended for four months, until the end of October 2020. Previously, it was in place until the end of June 2020

Covid-19 Bulletins

Important information for Employers and Employees The Government has now announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is to be extended until 30th June 2020 after having originally scheduled to end on 31st May 2020.

Coronavirus Job Retention & Furlough Leave

TREASURY DIRECTION – HMRC The Treasury has issued a Direction to HMRC under powers issued by the Coronavirus Act 2020 to make the relevant payments due under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This will be the definitive guide on how the Job Retention Scheme works.

Different Pay for Men on Shared Parental Leave

Many employers consider enhanced payments for employees taking maternity leave to bridge what can be significant gaps between Statutory Maternity Pay but is it legal to not trickle this down to male employees sharing child care responsibilities by taking shared parental leave?

GDPR : Data Protection Revisited

WHAT IS IT AND WHEN IS IT COMING? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), agreed by the European Parliament and Council in April 2016, will replace the Data Protection Directive 95/46/ec in Spring 2018 as the law regulating how companies must protect EU citizens’ personal data.

Relief for Working Parents – Tax-free Childcare

The recently introduced Tax-free Childcare scheme, which replaces the current childcare “salary sacrifice” voucher scheme from next year, is a major boost to working parents although its overall benefits remain to be seen. There is no obligation on employers to get involved as the scheme will operate directly between parents and the Government.

Social Media Slurs Lead to Dismissal

The dangers of ill-advised posts on social media sites were at the centre of a recent employment tribunal hearing. What is more the Tribunal found that the dismissal of the long-serving employee with an exemplary record was fair.