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Fire and rehire – why employers should…

Emily Leeming, solicitor in our employment team, examines the issues and potential risks and pitfalls of firing and rehiring staff members as a way of keeping a business viable. With…

18/05/21

Recent employment case law and the implications…

With new and innovative working practices taking shape over the past year, and with ever-changing social and economic developments that can subsequently affect an employee’s status and rights, the landscape…

13/04/21

Budget 2021: What employers need to know

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, unveiled this year’s budget on March 3, 2021. Kate Shawcross and Jason Landa from Harrison Drury’s employment team outline the key information and…

11/03/21

Applying off-payroll working rules (IR35) for private…

Olivia Bailey, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s employment team, considers the off-payroll working rules for private sector businesses, which are due to take effect from April 6, 2021. The IR35 rules…

24/02/21

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…

The Job Support Scheme: The government’s new…

The government introduced the Job Support Scheme (JSS) to replace the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which comes to an end on 31 October, 2020. Olivia Bailey and Zoe Edwards, from…

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

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…

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