Furloughed employees who are then made redundant will receive redundancy pay based on their normal wage, under new laws being brought in by the government. Throughout the pandemic, the government has urged businesses to do right by their employees and pay those being made redundant based on their normal wage, rather than their furlough pay, […]
New law ensures full redundancy payments to furloughed employees
Coronavirus: The employment laws your business needs to know
There have been unprecedented impacts on employees’ rights during this coronavirus pandemic, including the right to health and safety and the right to be paid. Alex Monaco, Founder of Monaco Solicitors and the first ever Employee Rights Day, explains the key laws your business needs to be aware of… What is the furlough scheme? The […]
What leave and flexible working are parents entitled to during the pandemic?
Advice by Kate Palmer, Associate Director of Advisory at Peninsula With many children set to remain out of school for some time, employers who are trying to return to normal may see an increase in parents struggling with childcare. To this end, they must be familiar with the rights that working parents have. Denying employees […]
What do the UK travel quarantine rules mean for employers and employees?
by Alan Price, employment law expert and CEO of BrightHR As an extension to the current rules on self-isolation, a new requirement will see people having to spend 14 days in quarantine after travelling into the UK from another country. This measure is expected to come into place from 8 June 2020, despite receiving criticism […]
McDonalds incident puts focus on employee relationships
Employers concerned about the effects of employee relationships on their business need to ensure they have professionally drafted policies in place to avoid claims of harassment or discrimination. The advice from employment law specialists at law firm Slater Heelis comes after the British chief executive of McDonalds, Steve Easterbrook, was dismissed following the discovery of […]
95% of SMEs unaware of the disabled employee rights
Over 9 in 10 SMEs don’t know the rights that the Equality Act 2010 gives to disabled employees. That’s according to a survey of business leaders undertaken by Bolt Burdon Kemp, which also showed that 93% of SMEs want more training and education about disability employment law. The Equality Act 2010 was created to guarantee […]
Half of vegans feel discriminated against at work
Nearly a third of the UK’s vegans have felt harassed at work or unfairly treated due to their veganism. That’s according to research that also says nearly half of employers don’t do anything to accommodate vegan requirements at work; and roughly three-quarters of employers say that vegans should just focus on their work and keep […]