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How the new Job Retention Bonus will work

On 8 July, 2020, the government announced a new Job Retention Bonus for employers. Harrison Drury’s Employment Team takes a look at what this means and how it affects those…


Coronavirus and the regulatory burden of care home management

David Edwards highlights the importance for care homes to continue their compliance with the Care Quality Commission's regulatory system during the coronavirus pandemic and outlines the principle areas for consideration.…


Dairy Response Fund – Support launched for dairy farmers

Following increasing pressure from several agricultural organisations, including The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF), the NFU, and others, a new hardship fund for dairy farmers has now opened.…


Introducing ‘flexible furlough’ – further changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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…


Taking the right path on redundancy and restructuring

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. Harrison Drury’s employment team, offers…


Plan early to avoid unnecessary redundancies, warns employment lawyer Roger Spence

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 and redundancy right

Harrison Drury's employment law team, looks at how businesses can prepare for recovery from the pandemic and how they can restructure their business responsibly to avoid unwanted employment claims. As…


Furloughing workers – Do I need written agreement from staff?

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


The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Updated guidance for employers

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 on how to use it.…


Furloughing staff – how is annual leave affected?

The government's updated guidance for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has clarified how furlough leave affects holiday entitlement. Our employment law team, takes a look at the key issues. Last…


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