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New law to ensure furloughed employees receive full redundancy payments

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Government brings in law to ensure furloughed employees receive statutory redundancy pay based on their normal wages, rather than a reduced furlough rate. Published 30 July 2020 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy ,  The...

Coronavirus: advice for employers and employees

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Coronavirus: advice for employers and employees This advice is being reviewed daily. We're monitoring government updates and when legal changes happen, we will update this page.  In case coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads more widely in the...

UK Set to Introduce 'Jack's Law'

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Parents who suffer the devastating loss of a child will be entitled to 2 weeks’ statutory leave. Working parents who lose a child under the age of 18 will get 2 weeks’ statutory leave the new legal right to 2 weeks’ paid bereavement...

Snow, School Closures and Working Parents

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Travel disruption and bad weather Travel disruption and bad weather can delay or prevent workers getting to work. It can also mean employers need to adapt working arrangements or close workplaces. Paying delayed or absent employees If a worker...

The Common Pitfalls of the Office Christmas Party

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The annual Christmas party offers employers the chance to thank members of staff for their hard work over the past year and is a chance for everyone to relax and enjoy the holiday season. However, with events of this nature, there is the potential for things...

Romance and The Workplace - Should they Ever Mix?

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Most people spend more time with their colleagues than they do with anyone else and develop close working relationships. Strong working relationships can often define the success of a team.  But what if you or your employees start to feel your working...

Redundancy - Be Prepared:Make a Plan

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Is your business considering redundancy? Redundancy is generally where an employer needs to reduce their workforce - for example, if the business is closing or certain work is no longer required. This short article is aimed at firms proposing to make...

How to negotiate a good settlement agreement

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Settlement agreements were introduced in 2013 as a way for employers to fast-track employees out of their company without the risk of legal action from the employee. They are commonly used in cases of redundancy or where an employee is underperforming and...

Advice for Employers: How to Deal with Long-Term Absentees

Tim Healy
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If you are a business owner or manager with employees, long-term absence is an issue you may well have to deal with at some point. Having a key employee off sick for an extended period can have a significant impact on your business, so it is important both...