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Contractual changes and the use of fire and rehire

This term fire and rehire can be used to refer to a situation where employers dismiss and then re-employ workers on different terms and conditions. Or in some cases it is used as a bargaining tool, suggested to workers during negotiations on changing their terms and conditions. Some businesses may view fire and rehire as … Read more

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COVID vaccinations in the workplace – what employers need to know

With many staff returning to the office during the Autumn, employers will be turning their attention to making the workplace environment as safe as possible for everybody, which may include considering whether staff have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or not. In the absence of vaccination becoming a legal requirement (currently it will only be mandatory … Read more

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Handling redundancies during the pandemic

Sadly, redundancies are an inevitable side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, and many businesses will have to face tough decisions around whether to permanently reduce their workforce going forward. It’s always worth considering whether there could be a different option available. In some circumstances there are other workable solutions that can be implemented to completely … Read more

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The end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The 1st of July saw the beginning of the wind down of the national Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which has covered the pay of furloughed staff throughout the pandemic. The government contribution reduced from 80% to 70%, leaving employers to top up the remaining 10% of wages for those staff still not working. In August … Read more

Furlough Q&A for Employers

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Q&A for Employers

UPDATES The Employee’s Guidance now states that it is possible to take annual leave while on furlough, as predicted, with the employer having to ‘top up’ to 100% of normal pay. HM Treasury has announced the coronavirus job retention scheme (the furlough scheme) has been extended from 31 May 2020 to the end of June 2020. Thousands … Read more