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    Employment & HR

    FIFA strengthens employment protection for football coaches…

    Matthew Astley and Hannah Pike, of Harrison Drury’s sports sector team, consider the FIFA Council’s recent decision to approve landmark reforms to better protect football coaches and female players. Due…

    How to support an employee with cancer

    Kate Shawcross, senior associate solicitor in our employment team, and a trustee of Lancashire and South Lakes charity CancerCare, shares some tips for employers on how to support staff members…

    04/02/21

    Furloughing working parents during school closure

    Olivia Bailey and Hannah Pike, from Harrison Drury’s employment team, outline how furloughing may be an option for employers wanting to support employees that are home-schooling during the current national…

    Businesses urged to review algorithm processes that…

    The ICO is urging businesses to review their algorithm processes after growing concern they may lead to bias and discrimination in employment-related decisions. David Edwards, director and head of Harrison…

    Furlough extension – Everything you need to…

    Kate Shawcross and Zoe Edwards from Harrison Drury’s employment team discuss the updates and extensions to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. On 5 November, the chancellor Rishi Sunak extended the…

    Job Support Scheme payments – Reducing the…

    David Edwards, director and head of Harrison Drury’s regulatory team, looks at how HMRC intends to prevent abuse of the Job Support Scheme and what steps employers need to take…

    What is an employee’s right to privacy…

    Since March 2020, many employers across the UK have implemented ‘remote’ or ‘home working’ arrangements to comply with government guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hannah Pike and Olivia Bailey, from…

    Is an athlete an employee?

    Matthew Astley and Olivia Bailey, from Harrison Drury’s sports sector team, consider the case of Varnish v British Cycling, in light of the recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal.…

    Employee or self-employed? Why it is such…

    Kate Shawcross, from the employment and regulatory team, recounts a recent landmark case on employment status and considers the implications for the hair and beauty industry and for businesses in…

    Managing your team structure as CJRS ends

    The government is gradually winding down CJRS, as businesses re-open across the country and employees are returning to work. Olivia Bailey, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s employment team, offers a recap…

    How the new Job Retention Bonus will…

    On 8 July, 2020, the government announced a new Job Retention Bonus for employers. Kate Shawcross from Harrison Drury’s Employment and Regulatory Team takes a look at what this means…

    Introducing ‘flexible furlough’ – further changes to…

    On the June 12, the government issued a further update regarding how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJS) will operate from July 1 onwards. Lucy Beachell from Harrison Drury’s employment…

    How will the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme…

    On Friday, May 29, 2020, the government announced further details regarding the already extended CJRS, and how it would start to gradually ease the support to businesses as the economy…

    Taking the right path on redundancy and…

    Businesses of all shapes and sizes are having to think differently about how they deliver services, and for many it will mean reorganising the workforce. Olivia Bailey, solicitor in Harrison…

    CJRS Hub

    We have built a portal which contains a number of letter templates, sample policies and fact sheets which cover current and future coronavirus-related employment and CJRS queries including, by way…

    Top tips for managing seasonal workers for…

    Meeting the demands of a seasonal and labour-intensive rural business can often result in employee management becoming a low priority. Olivia Bailey and Kate Shawcross from our employment and regulatory…

    Plan early to avoid unnecessary redundancies, warns…

    Businesses need to ensure they consider all possible alternatives to redundancy when planning their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s the message from Harrison Drury’s associate solicitor and employment law…

    Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Preparing your employees’…

    Olivia Bailey, solicitor in our employment and regulatory team, offers guidance for employers after the government’s recent announcement of an extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and its plans…

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