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Our Employment Law specialists are dedicated to supporting you with plain-speaking legal advice, tailored to your individual situation. 

Your job might be the reason you get up in the morning or it might be the reason you can have fun at the weekends. Either way, it is important to you and when things go wrong at work, it can be stressful, exhausting and bewildering.

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Flexible Furlough – Guidance Published

On Friday, 12th June 2020, the Government published further guidance on the changes to the furlough scheme, with more detail related to flexible furlough. This follows our earlier update available to view here. From 1st July 2020, employers will be able furlough...

Employment Law Updates – June 2020

We are pleased to provide you with the Herrington Carmichael employment law update for June 2020. This is a key note summary of some of the main developments in employment law in the last month. 1. Breach of Settlement Confidentiality The High Court has held that an...

Update to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Flexible Furloughing

Following the Chancellor’s announcement on the future of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, on Friday, 29 May 2020, the Government has recently published further guidance.  We have summarised the key points below: The Scheme will continue until the end of October,...

Lockdown Guidance for Employers

The UK Government has recently published two documents concerning the country’s relaxation of lockdown measures and reopening of closed businesses.  This briefing note has been prepared to assist the understanding of the guidance. The guidance is specific to each...

Holiday, Notice and Redundancy During Furlough – Things to Consider

Whilst the furlough scheme has been well received, many businesses are now looking ahead to what the future looks like and some may need to implement cost-cutting measures, including redundancies or asking staff to take annual leave to address a downturn in work....

Employment Law Update – May 2020

We are pleased to provide you with the Herrington Carmichael employment law update for May 2020. This is a key note summary of some of the main developments in employment law in the last month. 1. Legislation On 6th April 2020, a number of statutory changes came into...

Visas extended for frontline workers

Doctors, nurses and paramedics with visas due to expire before 1 October 2020 will have them automatically extended for one year so that they can focus on further assisting the nation's recovery from the coronavirus. The extension to NHS visas will be automatic, there...

Right to work checks: Temporarily adjusted during Covid-19

To make it easier for employers to carry out Right to work checks as of 30 March 2020 the following temporary changes have been made: • Checks can now be carried out over video calls. • Job applicants and existing workers can send scanned documents or a photo of...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Further Guidance

Further guidance on the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has now been announced giving us greater clarity on how the scheme will operate. Below we have set out some common questions we have been asked so far with some answers we can now give. Who is...

Updated Visa Advice -Rules on Switching relaxed

In these current unprecedented circumstances you’ll be able to apply from the UK to switch to a long-term UK visa until 31 May. This includes all applications where you would usually need to return to your home country to make an application as switching in country is...

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GDPR  Staff Training (Trailer)

Here's our GDPR - General Data Protection Regulations presentation trailer. The full version is 30 minutes long and gives an indepth insight into what you and your employees need to know about GDPR.

Speak to Alistair McArthur or Matthew Lea about getting a copy of the full length version. 

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