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Options for Businesses when Job Retention Scheme Ends - Lighter HR

Options for Businesses when the Job Retention Scheme Ends

Whilst the CJRS can’t be praised highly enough in terms of what it is doing to support employees, many employers are starting to worry about what lies ahead. The purpose of this post is to provide you with options, so that you are prepared for the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the return of your employees from their furlough leave.

Coronavirus - Guidance for Employers - Update on Job Retention Scheme - 2020-04-15

Coronavirus – Guidance for Employers
Update on Job Retention Scheme
(15 April 2020)

The government has revised the rules regarding the Job Retention Scheme, specifically on eligible employees. The changes are great news for those who run weekly payroll; indifferent for those who run monthly payroll. This note provides the details as well as reminders on some previously released information on the Job Retention Scheme. For more details, please refer to previous posts.

Coronavirus - Guidance for Employers - Updates and Additional Information - 2020-04-14

Coronavirus – Guidance for Employers
Updates and Additional Information
(14 April 2020)

UK employers continue to face an unprecedented situation regarding how to deal with issues arising from COVID-19.
The purpose of this post, and how we’ve been working in general, is to bring you updates based on official guidelines only. We’re aren’t going to join in the speculation about what may or may not happen, what is or is not allowed; we’re just going to summarise the official rules and confirm the areas that still need clarifying.

Job Retention Scheme - Employment Laws Still Apply

Job Retention Scheme
Caution: Employment Laws Still Apply

On Friday 20 March, the government imposed additional measures which will have an economic impact on businesses and other organisations. To protect businesses, the chancellor announced a range of financial support packages, including the Job Retention Scheme to protect workers who would otherwise have been made redundant. These measures are excellent in supporting businesses but employers must still heed employment law. This post provides insight into some essential questions.

IR35 Changes Postponed April 2021

IR35 Changes Postponed April 2021:
Changes to Legislation Deferred due to Coronavirus Challenges

The government had planned to implement changes to the IR35 legislation regarding use of contract resources on 6 April 2020. Although the legislation itself isn’t changing, the responsibility for making the assessment was transferring from the contract worker to the business. This post provides the practical steps you should take to ensure you’re ready for the changes.

TUPE Transfers
Answers to TUPE FAQ

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) has been in place in the UK since 1981 and yet remains one of the most complicated and frustrating piece of employment legislation. As with much UK employment law, the original directive came from Europe so who knows what will happen with this, often unloved, piece of legislation in the future! Nonetheless, it’s here to stay for now so we thought it would be prudent to answer the most FAQs we receive on TUPE.

Good Work Plan:
Important Legislation Changes for April 2020

The Good Work Plan is the outcome of the Taylor report (July 2017) and was published in December 2018. There were 53 recommendations and 51 of those are being (or have been) incorporated into UK employment law. In April 2020, there are three significant changes that are set to come into force if you employ people, plus a number of other changes for which an implementation date is not yet set.

Death in Service:
Guidance on Dealing with an Employee Death

Dealing with a death of an employee can be a tragic and challenging time. Fortunately, it is unlikely to happens that often so you shouldn’t have to deal with it regularly. When it does, however, not only have you lost a colleague, but your workforce will need to deal with the shock that it will have on the organisation. It’s never a nice time and your focus is likely to be on many things, so here are a few steps that can help you along the way in dealing with the impact.

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