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Category: HR Best Practice

Furlough Decisions
Beware of Unintended Discrimination

The Job Retention Scheme has been launched by the government to protect employment by “furloughing” employees who would otherwise have been made redundant or laid-off due to the impact of Coronavirus. In our previous post, “Job Retention Scheme – Caution: Employment Laws Still Apply”, we confirmed that the furlough decision is made by the authorised directors and managers. In this post, we want to provide guidance on the process of making decisions regarding who is furloughed and who isn’t.

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
Changes to IR35 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.