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Employment Law

Ensuring employees self-isolate – your responsibilities as…

Kate Shawcross, employment law solicitor at Harrison Drury, explains an employer’s responsibilities in ensuring employees who test positive for coronavirus self-isolate for the required period and the areas of employment…

29/09/20

The Job Support Scheme: The government’s new…

On Thursday 24 September, the government announced a new scheme to replace the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which comes to an end on 31 October, 2020. Kate Shawcross and Hannah…

HMRC given further regulatory powers to investigate…

David Edwards, director and head of Harrison Drury’s regulatory and compliance team, takes a look at how HMRC intends to follow up fraudulent claims made against its scheme designed to…

What happens if a furloughed employee has…

Enterprise management incentive options (EMI options) are a type of share option commonly granted by companies looking to retain key employees through equity interests. Kerry Southworth, solicitor and corporate law…

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…

The chancellor’s summer statement: Getting the economy…

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his summer economic plan which is hoped to help the UK economy recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. But is it enough? Senior…

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…

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…

Planning for the future – Getting restructuring…

Olivia Bailey, solicitor in our employment and regulatory team, looks at how businesses can prepare for recovery from the pandemic and how they can restructure their business responsibly to avoid…

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Making a claim

Harrison Drury’s Lucy Beachel and Chloe Harrison provide helpful guidance for businesses preparing to make a claim using HMRC’s dedicated CJRS online portal. Last updated April 27, 2020 The Coronavirus…

Furloughing workers – Do I need written…

As the guidance for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme continues to be updated, Olivia Bailey from Harrison Drury’s employment team clears up some of the confusion over whether written agreement…

Restructuring and Employment Advice

With many staff self-isolating, we have had a number of queries regarding staff working from home. We can check over your contractual terms and help you update your policies in…

Employment Law Webinar: Accessing the Coronavirus Job…

Wednesday 22nd April, 11:00 Since the announcement of the CJRS, the Government has released several updates to the scheme. With HMRC’s online service expected to go live in the next…

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Updated…

Kate Shawcross, associate solicitor in Harrison Drury’s employment law team, looks at the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and offers business owners, directors, senior managers, and HR professionals some guidance…

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