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Holiday pay reference periods: what changed from 6 April 2020?

United Kingdom - June 15 2020 The method of calculating holiday pay for workers without normal working hours, and for workers with normal working hours whose pay varies with the…

Enforceability of restrictive covenants: is the absence of a garden leave set-off clause fatal?

United Kingdom - June 10 2020 In Square Global Limited v Leonard, the English High Court decided that the absence of a garden leave set-off clause was not fatal to the…

Employment tribunal hearings: Road map published for the months ahead

United Kingdom - June 9 2020 The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales and in Scotland (the ‘Presidents’) have published their roadmap detailing what we can…

A period of adjustment - how employment tribunals are responding to COVID-19 and how we can be best placed to help them

United Kingdom - June 2 2020 The ability of Employment Tribunals to be light on their feet has proven especially useful in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. On 19 March 2020…

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: what’s changing?

United Kingdom - June 2 2020 From July onwards, it will only be possible to furlough employees who have already been furloughed for a full consecutive three-week period prior to…

COVID-19: An employer’s guide to the UK quarantine rules

United Kingdom - May 27 2020 From 8 June 2020, anyone entering the UK (whether as a resident or a visitor) will have to self-isolate for 14 days under new Government rules. The…

COVID-19: Your updated 2020 HR to-do list

United Kingdom - May 25 2020 In January 2020, we published our HR to-do list for 2020, highlighting forthcoming changes and proposals related to employment law. Little did we…

‘Round the clock working’: could this be the ‘new normal’ for construction sites during COVID-19?

United Kingdom - May 25 2020 The Housing Secretary has issued guidance on what could be the ‘new normal’ working hours within the construction industry in England during the…

Homeworking and employee wellbeing: top tips for employers

United Kingdom - May 20 2020 As the COVID-19 related restrictions continue, many of us who are still working, continue to do so remotely from home, particularly in Scotland where…

Top 6 tips for applying for a sponsor licence

United Kingdom - May 19 2020 Whilst everyone’s attention has been focused on COVID-19 for the last few weeks, the Brexit transition period is due to end at the end of the…