Redundancy

Redundancy after furlough

Whilst the Government’s furlough scheme has been put in place to try to save jobs the unfortunate reality is that there will be redundancies at the end of the scheme or even before. If you are affected by redundancy, Steven Judge in our employment team will be pleased to help. In the first instance it…

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Corporate responsibility during lockdown

Delayed, but not cancelled – company responsibilities during lockdown Company directors will be focused on the bottom line and corporate governance as they continue to navigate their way through the pandemic lockdown and the Government’s route map towards business as usual.  Many will be worried at the risk of straying into territory where they cannot…

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Shared workspace and Coronavirus

Getting ready for when the office lights go back on Office spaces with communal areas and shared facilities will be in the frontline when the next stage of lockdown is lifted, and staff return to the workplace.  Managing the return and preparing the building for what is being called the ‘new normal’ will demand collaboration…

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Can you divorce during lockdown?

A toolkit for family breakdown in the lockdown The coronavirus crisis is redefining lifestyles and the boundaries of our interactions; a situation that can challenge even the strongest bonds.  For couples who are struggling in their relationship, or trying to manage co-parenting, anxiety levels are likely to be heightened if it seems there is nowhere…

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How to make a Will during COVID-19

Locking up the legalities when planning ahead in the virus crisis   NHS workers fighting Covid-19 on the front line, together with the elderly and vulnerable, lie behind a huge spike in demand for will writing over recent weeks, according to the professional body for solicitors.  The Law Society says many firms have reported a…

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Countdown to contract changes for employers

Employers are on countdown for new requirements on employment contracts.  From April, the statutory requirements around statements of particulars are changing and being extended to include all workers, not just employees. It means that anyone starting work on or after 6th April 2020 will be entitled to a written statement of employment particulars in the…

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Keep data in lockdown while tackling the virus crisis

Businesses processing personal data need to keep protection of customer and employee data at the front of continuity planning as they tackle the coronavirus threat. Staff are likely to be working remotely or in different circumstances which could make customer information more vulnerable to data breaches, and cyber-criminals are ratcheting up their fraudulent scams. Alongside,…