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Coronavirus: Job Retention Scheme extended until October 2020

On 12 May 2020, the Chancellor announced that the Job Retention Scheme, previously set to provide support to employers until 30 June 2020,…


Posted on 13th May 2020

Furlough v Parental and Sick Leave

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme went live on 20 April 2020. Since its announcement in March, the numerous iterations of the government…


Posted on 5th May 2020

Job Retention Scheme Portal Launched

Over the weekend the Government released updated guidance in relation to the Job Retention Scheme in advance of the HMRC furlough portal…


Posted on 20th April 2020

Employer options for employees juggling work and childcare.

For the past few weeks the country has been coming to terms with the impact of the Coronavirus and we have all had to adapt to a new way of…


Posted on 20th April 2020

Job Retention Scheme: Treasury Direction and Further Updates

On 15 April 2020, the Chancellor published the Treasury Direction to HMRC setting out his instructions for the implementation of the…


Posted on 17th April 2020

Job Retention Scheme Applications

HMRC will open the Job Retention Scheme Portal on 20th April and hope to have the first re-imbursements made around 30th April. Businesses…


Posted on 13th April 2020

UK Government Employment Retention Scheme: Further Updates

On 4 April the Government issued an update to their Coronavirus Employment Retention Scheme guidance for businesses, which followed on from…


Posted on 6th April 2020

Covid-19: New measures introduced for Right to Work checks

The Coronavirus (Covid–19) pandemic continues to affect the way we operate our daily lives.  In light of the police-enforced lockdown and…


Posted on 2nd April 2020

UK Government Job Retention Scheme: An Update

Late on 26 March 2020, the Government published further, much needed, guidance on its Job Retention Scheme through which employers can…


Posted on 27th March 2020

Employment Law Update: The UK on lockdown

On 23rd March, the PM announced stricter social-distancing measures to tackle the spread of Covid-19, described by many as putting the UK…


Posted on 24th March 2020

UK Government Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

On Friday 20 March the Chancellor took the unprecedented step of introducing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme amid the crisis facing…


Posted on 23rd March 2020

Specialist accreditation for Dundee Associate

Amy Jones, Associate at Thorntons Solicitors in Dundee, has received her Employment Law Specialist accreditation from the Law Society of…


Posted on 16th March 2020

Coronavirus: Sick pay for the self-employed?

With the first death of a UK patient suffering from Coronavirus, the Government have suggested plans to implement measures which would mean…


Posted on 6th March 2020

Coronavirus: What if schools close due to the outbreak?

Following Chris' previous blog advising on "Do you still get paid if you have to self-isolate?," he looks at the more complex issue of…


Posted on 3rd March 2020

Coronavirus: Do you still get paid if you have to self-isolate?

The spread of Coronavirus has had a significant impact across the world and we are starting to see the effect here in the UK in people’s…


Posted on 27th February 2020

Coronavirus: What does it mean for foreign nationals in the UK?

The coronavirus, officially known as the COVID-19, has now claimed more than 1,800 lives. It has infected more than 72,000 Chinese citizens…


Posted on 19th February 2020

Restrictive Covenants in Dental Practices - a pointless exercise or not?

We are regularly asked to provide advice on restrictive covenants, either in putting them into place or advising on their enforceability.…


Posted on 21st January 2020

What Employers can expect in 2020.

April 2020 is set to be a busy month in the Employment Law calendar with a number of changes coming into force that businesses need to be…


Posted on 6th January 2020

‘Tis the season of the Staff Christmas Party

The festive season is upon us and synonymous with this time of year is the staff Christmas party.  Generally, the Christmas party is a…


Posted on 13th December 2019

Black Friday a headache for employers?

The distinctly American shopping phenomenon of Black Friday has gained significant traction in the UK over the past few years, with the…


Posted on 20th November 2019

The Rocky Road of Romance at Work

Briton Steve Easterbrook, credited with adding huge value to the McDonald’s fast food business during his tenure as US Chief Executive, has…


Posted on 5th November 2019

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