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Employment Law FAQs: Carry-over of untaken leave allowed due to Coronavirus

March 30 2020 As we told you in our post over the weekend, workers and employees will now be allowed to carry forward untaken statutory annual leave into the next…

Coronavirus - Unable to attend court hearings or mediation

March 6 2020 At the time of writing this, the government (Ministry of Justice and HM Courts and Tribunal Service) have yet to issue official guidance on what…

Guidance on Force Majeure Clauses in relation to Covid-19

March 23 2020 In the current situation, customers will sometimes be looking for opportunities to terminate contracts with software/service providers and may try to…

Coronavirus: Frequently Asked Questions from employers

March 3 2020 We have recently had quite a few enquiries from employers, asking us specific information pertaining to the best (and legal) way to manage an instance…

Carry-over of untaken leave allowed under new Regulations

March 29 2020 Further to the Government's announcement The Working Time (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 were laid before Parliament on 27 March 2020…

Immigration Update - Reductions in salary and furlough of sponsored workers - Tier 1 Entrepreneur update

April 3 2020 Following on from our previous Immigration Update, the Home Office continue to drip-feed information (in very vague terms) with their updated…

Government announces suspension of wrongful trading rules under Insolvency Act

April 2 2020 The government has announced a suspension of the wrongful trading rules under the Insolvency Act 1986. Wrongful trading can give rise to individual…

Covid-19 - Employment Law Daily Update - 2 April 2020

April 2 2020 During the Government’s daily Coronavirus briefing, the Business Secretary responded to published reports that some major banks are unwilling to…

Covid-19 - Employment Law Daily Update - 1 April 2020

April 1 2020 The Home Office has provided guidance to businesses on how to carry out right to work checks during the Coronavirus pandemic. This is an issue we at…

New Government powers to obtain information from companies in the food supply chain

April 1 2020 Among the many powers introduced under the Coronavirus Act 2020 are new powers to require the provision of information by companies involved in the…