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Furloughing employees - FAQs for employers on COVID-19 job retention scheme

April 8 2020 The government has updated its guidance on how furlough will work in practice under the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The guidance gives more…

Trespassers will be prosecuted.....or will they?

December 19 2018 Trespassers or “squatters” can present major issues for owners of commercial land and buildings. A trespasser is a person who enters or remains on…

Furlough scheme extended until end of October 2020

May 20 2020 The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended by a further four months until 31 October 2020. The furlough scheme will continue in its…

Paying different dividends to different share classes: as easy as A, B, C?

June 16 2017 Giving a company the ability to pay different rates of dividend to different shareholders can be a useful tool. One way to achieve this is to give…

What is an independent witness?

June 16 2017 If we send you a document to sign and say that you need to have someone, who is independent, “witness” your signature, there’ll be space under the…

New Home Office guidance published on right to work checks from 1 July 2021

June 30 2021 The Home Office recently released new guidance for employers on carrying out right to work checks. This has been published ahead of significant…

Employment law reform latest - is the government stalling or steaming ahead?

June 30 2021 Employment law reform could be inching its way back onto the political radar, with new announcements on "fire and re-hire" and the single enforcement…

'Gender critical' beliefs are protected philosophical beliefs

June 23 2021 The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that 'gender critical' beliefs are protected philosophical beliefs for equality law purposes, while…

Home Office extends adjusted right to work checks

June 23 2021 The Home Office has confirmed to the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association that adjusted right to work checks will remain in place until at least…

Updated COVID-19 absences policy enables more people to qualify for EU Settlement Scheme

June 16 2021 The Home Office has significantly expanded the policy to allow continuity of residence in the United Kingdom to be preserved in certain circumstances…