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Dealing with employees who need to quarantine

Dealing with employees who need to quarantine

Employment solicitor Briony McDermott looks at how employers deal with employees who have to quarantine after a holiday. Currently the list of countries on the Government’s quarantine scheme is changing by the…

Furlough and Settlement Agreements

Furlough and Settlement Agreements

Have you been offered a settlement agreement whilst on furlough leave? Earlier this year, the Government brought in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme with the furlough initiative designed to help avoid redundancies…

Why use an employment solicitor?

Why use an employment solicitor?

Are you returning to your business after the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions have lifted and facing a host of employment issues? Do you need support on HR and employment law as you are seeing other priorities…

Virtual HR Forum looks at returning to work issues

Virtual HR Forum looks at returning to work issues

Wake Smith Solicitors goes online for its next two HR Forums focussing on returning to work. The two events, staged in partnership with recruitment specialists Brewster Partners, will take place virtually on…

What does flexible furlough mean for your business?

What does flexible furlough mean for your business?

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will operate on its current basis until the end of June. As the scheme stands, any employees furloughed under the scheme cannot carry out any work for…

Tips for dealing with redundancies

Tips for dealing with redundancies

What will the workplace will look like after the furlough scheme ends? While some employers may look at restructuring, redeploying staff to different roles or businesses, encouraging staff to take annual leave,…

Coronavirus - Furlough changes pose further questions

Coronavirus - Furlough changes pose further questions

The partial easing of lockdown, announced on Sunday evening by the Prime Minister, has brought about further changes. On Tuesday, the Chancellor announced some forthcoming alterations to the Coronavirus Job Retention…