Our Head of EmploymentLaw, Tina Chander is back on her favourite couch answering questions from employers and employees on UK employmentlaw. This month she covers the furlough scheme, redundancies, settlement agreements and dismissals.
Over the last 4 ½ years, thousands of newspaper columns have speculated on the eventual outcome of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Now the moment has almost arrived, it is worth reviewing what this will mean for employmentlaw, probably the most heavily EU-influenced area of law in UK legislation.
This months employmentlaw update features: National Insurance Contributions rise, Covid-19 guidance from HSE, Vento Bands increase, Ethnicity Pay gap reporting and the Statutory Code of Practice to govern the so-called practice of ‘fire and re-hire’.
Featuring: Wage rates rise; the Good work plan; Consultation on extending redundancy protection for pregnant employees; Workplace pension contributions rise; Gender pay gap; Equal pay in the retail sector; a Case update.
With the recent rises in costs for many everyday essentials, including the likes of fuel, gas and electricity bills, and increasing interest rates, a number of businesses have been forced to undertake reviews of their financial position and consider where they can make some cuts to their overheads to ensure financial stability for uncertain times ahead.