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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

23rd March 2020

We have been blogging about the impact of Coronavirus over the past two weeks. You can find our most recent blog here. On Friday 20th March 2020, the government announced a scheme called the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, under which all UK employers will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those […]

CORONAVIRUS: WHAT IS THE UK GOVERNMENT DOING AND WHAT CAN EMPLOYERS DO? 

17th March 2020

On a national level, what is the government doing to avoid mass unemployment? At the time of writing, Monday 16th March, the UK government’s responses seem to fall well short of their European counterparts. The extent of the current measures taken by the government to support businesses can be found here.

Coronavirus And Pay – What Employers And Employees Need To Know

4th March 2020

It will come as no surprise that we are getting an increasing number of enquiries about the Coronavirus from worried employers and employees.

When dealing with an employee in quarantine with no symptoms, whether they are entitled to any pay depends on who decides that the employee should not attend work and why.

Paternity leave in the United Kingdom: a big legislative step for men – a baby step for fathers.

10th December 2019

A Brave New World? Paternity leave is primarily a social issue that reflects the attitude of the population and legislature to the diversity of modern families and their gender relations. On the face of it, the United Kingdom is now an extremely open society that offers fathers a real opportunity to take part in the […]

How to dismiss an employee with less than 2 years’ service?

20th July 2018

An employee needs 2 years’ service to claim unfair dismissal. Many employers are aware of this. We found that our clients can have contrasting assumptions or attitudes about dismissing an employee under 2 years. Many employers assume that they can safely dismiss for any reason, others are very conservative and are prepared to follow a […]

GDPR for employers

29th March 2018

We are sure this not the first blog article you read about GDPR and the threat of its €20,000,000 fine. One of the areas that is very often overlooked is data protection in the employment context. With the GDPR coming into force on 25th May 2018, it is a good time to be considering what […]

Commission only worker entitled to claim 13 years’ worth of holiday pay

22nd February 2018

At the end of last year whilst UK newspapers were busy rejoicing about Prince Harry having finally popped the question, the European Court of Justice delivered yet another blow to UK employers which should have a far greater impact on them than the royal wedding. The court found that Mr King, a commission only sales […]

Tips for Charity Trustees Dealing with Employee Disputes, Staff Issues, Grievances and Disciplinary Actions

24th October 2017

Employment law is the same for all employers. However, having worked for various charities over the years, we find that there are a number of common challenges, particularly around dealing with staff issues. Although the day to day work of most charities is managed by staff, the board of trustees (who are ultimately responsible for […]

Statutory or Contractual Sick Pay?

4th October 2017

According to the office for National Statistics, an estimated 137.3 million working days were lost due to sickness or injury in the UK in 2016. This is equivalent to 4.3 days per worker. In our experience the average of 4.3 is only an average and we find that for many employers, it is more likely […]

Macron’s Historic French Employment Law Reform – What Will It Achieve?

6th September 2017

In our latest op-ed piece, Employease co-founder Julie Calleux examines the French Employment Law reforms proposed by President Macron and his government: During Emmanuel Macron’s presidential campaign, Mr Macron announced that he would reform employment law as one of several measures to tackle French unemployment. The reason given was that many employers, particularly in SMEs, […]