Recruitment following the pandemic
With business confidence recovering strongly, many organisations' priority is recruitment of additional staff. Businesses which suffered greatly during the pandemic, such as hospitality, are seeing a significant rebound. But the business press is full of stories of staff shortages in many industries, shortages which are holding back the UK's recovery from the pandemic induced recession.
Job Support Scheme
Throughout the summer the Chancellor Rishi Sunak resolutely maintained the position that furlough leave would not be extended beyond the end of October. But following months of pressure from employers’ groups and trade unions he relented in September and announced a new Job Support Scheme to take effect from 1 November.
28th April 2020 – Employment Law Update
The current pandemic is presenting an unprecedented challenge for organisations and we are continuing to post videos on our YouTube channel to guide employers on the latest updates on furlough leave and related issues. However other aspects of employment law are also changing and we have detailed some of the major updates that you need to be aware of now and over the next few months.
Employment Law Update April 2020
As you know most employment news at the moment is focused on the coronavirus pandemic but there are some other news items that you also need to be aware of. Some are as a result of coronavirus while others are scheduled changes that have gone ahead despite the current situation.
Coronavirus and the Workplace
As the world enters into a defensive fray against Coronavirus (COVID-19), employers naturally have many questions on how to keep their employees and business as safe as possible, and also what they should be paying any employees who are in isolation.
New employment contract rules – April 2020
In line with the Employment Rights Act 1996, employers have a legal obligation to provide a written statement of particulars to employees within two months of commencing employment. From 6th April 2020, organisations will be required to provide a written statement of particulars to both employees and workers from day one of their employment.
Discussions about politics can be interesting and lively, but sometimes they can become disruptive in the workplace.
The importance of transparent pay structures
Can an employer be forced to take back an ex-employee?
It’s every employer’s worst fear, when faced with a claim from a disgruntled ex-employee: “Might we have to take them back?!”
Imagine you have dismissed an employee and you later discover that they have covertly recorded the internal disciplinary meetings. This is what happened in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case of Phoenix House Limited v Stockman.