As the nation began returning to work after lockdown, there have been calls for employers to make flexible working a standard option for employees. Paul Burton, Head of Employment at Frettens, discusses the implications of flexible working for employees and employers.
Rent arrears are a real concern for UK landlords they can have a significant impact on their ability to pay their mortgage and ongoing bills.
Paul Burton, Head of Frettens' specialist employment law team, looks at the opening up of the economy and the implications for employers as people return to work starting April 12th
Will Bartley looks at the most recent eviction ban extension which was announced on March 10th 2021. He discusses what was announced and how it effects landlords and tenants in the UK.
Paul Burton looks at the changes to furlough and what the extension means for employers and the self-employed. What was announced in the budget? Why has furlough been extended?
Clare Hallett, who has been following stamp duty holiday, discusses what the latest extension means for the property market and buyers.
Employment & HR law specialist, Chris Dobbs looks at whether Long Covid should be treated as a disability in the workplace, and advises how employers should handle it.
Chris Dobbs looks at the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the labour market after the rate of redundancy reached it's highest since these figures were first recorded in 1995.
Will Bartley looks at the latest extension to the ban of Bailiff enforcement of eviction which will run until March 31st, looking into substantial arrears and how they fit into the extension. As well as this, Will compiles the contrasting reactions to the eviction ban extension and gives his own specialist view.
Specialist solicitor, Chris Dobbs looks at vaccination in the workplace. Can an employer force staff to be vaccinated? Can an employee be dismissed if they refuse the COVID vaccine? What is vaccine discrimination? Is anti-vax a philosophical belief?
Chris Dobbs, solicitor in our specialist Employment & HR team, looks at the options for employers and employees when balancing working from home with childcare. Can workers be furloughed for childcare? What are the unpaid leave entitlements?
In response to the latest national lockdown, HM Treasury has announced an extension of several of the support schemes for businesses affected by the pandemic. Chris Dobbs provides an overview.
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has just announced the furlough scheme is being extended until the end of April 2021, so an extra month on the previous announcement of the end of March 2021.
Paul Burton provides a short update as to what has happened, as well as touching on some of the biggest issues facing us in coming months.
ACAS, TUC and CBI guidance on handling coronavirus redundancies ACAS has joined forces with the TUC and CBI to issue a statement on how best to handle redundancies stemming from the Covid pandemic. They recognise that redundancies may be unavoidable for...
Chancellor’s Statement to the House of Commons - 5th November 2020 UPDATE: The Chancellor announced changes to the furlough scheme on Thursday 17th December - the update can be read here . Rishi Sunak has announced today that the...
The potential scale of furlough fraud
The National Audit Office reports that almost 1 in 10 workers were asked to work while on furlough
Big changes to the Coronavirus Job Support Scheme, which was part of his winter economic plan and replaces the furlough scheme in November, were announced today. Chris Dobbs provides an overview.
How and when can an employer monitor employees WhatsApp messages. Chris Dobbs looks at a recent case where an employer used whatsapp messages in a discuplinary procedure.
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