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March 30, 2020

Employment law pitfalls in a pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is leading to a lot of employers feeling the need to act swiftly to safeguard their business, with making employee’s redundant or placing them on furlough leave a frequent option. However, this speed is, in turn, increasing the risk of employers being exposed to unfair dismissal claims. Smaller employers, in particular, may not […]


COVID-19 Your holiday entitlement

While the true economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic remains to be seen, on Friday 27th March, the government announced another regulatory change to support businesses and their employees during this time. Workers who cannot take their full annual leave entitlement as a result of COVID-19 will be able carry it over in to the next […]


Making redundancies due to coronavirus

Uncertainty, lack of demand and enforced closures following the coronavirus outbreak are forcing businesses to change the way they operate. A lot of business owners are currently making difficult decisions just to keep afloat – one such decision is whether you need to make staff redundant. If you are an employer that needs to make […]

March 26, 2020

Family Court Guidance during COVID-19

The outbreak of the coronavirus or COVID-19 has had a significant impact on all our lives, both at home and at work. It has also affected the legal profession. On 19th March 2020, Sir Andrew MacFarlane, the president of the Family Division announced changes to the way Family Courts will function during the pandemic. Changes […]

March 25, 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: What is furlough leave

The Government’s  Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, announced on Friday 20th March 2020, was launched to support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.   A key part of the scheme is the ability for employers to designate employees as ‘furloughed workers’ and claim up to 80% of their salary from the government – however, this is caused […]

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