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Do you have an Adverse Weather Policy for employees?

With weather warnings in place across Scotland and arguably the most snow that the country has seen for many years hitting us in the past…


Posted on 10th February 2021

What employers need to be aware of with the new Immigration System

On 1 January 2021, the new points-based immigration system came into effect for EU and non-EU nationals. These changes mean that employers…


Posted on 22nd January 2021

What to expect in Employment Law in 2021

2020 was quite a year for employers in respect of having to adapt quickly and efficiently in the face of effectively a national lockdown…


Posted on 22nd January 2021

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended once again to 30 April 2021

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced yesterday that the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is to be extended an additional month…


Posted on 18th December 2020

Stay at Home to Stay Safe, but how safe are we working from home?

In February 2020 around 5.7% of workers in the UK worked from home.  As a result of the pandemic that figure has now grown to around 60%.…


Posted on 4th December 2020

Job Retention Scheme: An update and key deadlines

On 31 October 2020, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was unexpectedly extended until March 2021 to allow employers to continue…


Posted on 26th November 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended until 31 March 2021

It has been a rollercoaster week for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Initially planned to end on 31 October 2020, at which…


Posted on 6th November 2020

Reimagining the role of learning and development.

Learning and Development is used to describe everything a business does to encourage professional development among its employees, e.g.…


Posted on 27th October 2020

Job Support Scheme: Further changes and policy paper announced

On 23 October 2020, the Government published a policy paper setting out further details on the Job Support Scheme [“JSS”]. The paper,…


Posted on 27th October 2020

Coronavirus: Extension to the Job Support Scheme announced

The Job Support Scheme (“JSS”) was announced in late September as the successor to the Job Retention Scheme, due to end on 31 October 2020…


Posted on 12th October 2020

Curtain Call for Cineworld Staff as Theatres Enter Hibernation

As curtains come down on cinema industry, employers urged to follow fair processes and consider available support. There has been a lot of…


Posted on 6th October 2020

Safe Return to the Workplace – Guidance for Employers

The Scottish Government guidance for employees is that anyone who can work from home, should continue to do so.  However, some employees…


Posted on 28th September 2020

Coronavirus and Employment: Chancellor Announces New Jobs Support Scheme

Today, the Chancellor announced the UK Government’s plans to introduce a new “Job Support Scheme” from November 2020 to April 2021. The new…


Posted on 24th September 2020

Does your business need a sponsor licence under the new points-based immigration system?

On 13 July 2020, the Home Office published details of its new points-based immigration system. This will come into force on 1 January 2021…


Posted on 18th September 2020

Why Redundancies Could Lead to Increased Subject Access Requests

An unanticipated consequence of the increase in redundancies resulting from the pandemic is that many organisations find themselves in…


Posted on 1st September 2020

Sick Pay for Self-Isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic

Law week saw the reporting of new cases of coronavirus in school children and a new cluster of cases centred around a Coupar Angus food…


Posted on 24th August 2020

Looking After Remote Workers: An Employer's Duties

Home and remote working have now become a fact of life for many of us, and with access to reliable technology virtual meetings and doing…


Posted on 13th August 2020

Job losses predicted to be worse than previously feared

A recent survey commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and recruitment company Adecco indicates a…


Posted on 10th August 2020

Travelling Abroad and the Quarantine rules: How will this affect your employment?

On 26 July the Scottish and UK Governments announced that, until further notice, a 14-day quarantine period will be reintroduced for…


Posted on 7th August 2020

TUPE and Multiple Transferees

In the case of ISS Facility Services NV v Sonia Govaerts & Atalian NV, formerly Euroclean NV, the ECJ has held that, where there is a…


Posted on 6th August 2020

Returning to Work: the end of shielding

Since March 2020 and the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, the country’s health has been of paramount concern and for none more…


Posted on 4th August 2020

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