Category Employment,

Disciplinary and grievance procedures during the coronavirus pandemic: Guidance from ACAS

ACAS has produced guidance on Disciplinary and grievance procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.  This is available here, and set out below.   “The law and Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures still apply during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This includes while social distancing and lockdown measures are in place. The employer needs […]

THERE ARE 110 POSTS ON THIS SITE: HERE IS A GUIDE TO HELP YOU TAKE YOUR PICK

This site has been going for a month now. During that time there have been 110 individual posts across a wide range of subjects. To help readers we thought it was time that the posts were catalogued in an easily available way. (To further assist most of the posts are categorised in any event. If, […]

CAN AN EMPLOYEE TAKE ANNUAL LEAVE DURING FURLOUGH: THERE MAY BE A DEFINITE ANSWER: BUT KEEP WATCHING

Anisa Niaz-Dickinson  offers advice on the issue of whether employees can take annual leave during furlough. THE QUESTION One question that has been frequently raised with the Kings’ team in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) is whether or not an employee on furlough can take annual leave during the furough period. This […]

FURLOUGHING: OPTIONS FOR EMPLOYERS

At the weekend the government updated the terms of its job retention scheme, and provided clarity about what furloughed employees may do for the business.  Helen Gardiner looks at the options. Work that employees cannot do Employers cannot ask furloughed employees to do any work that: · makes money for the organisation; or · provides […]

CORONAVIRUS EMPLOYMENT LAW BRIEFING [5]: BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA: THE QUANDARY FOR DIRECTORS

Following the Government’s most recent guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) clarifying what was already assumed that Company Directors would be included in the CJRS and could in theory at least be furloughed, Directors – particularly those of smaller companies and Personal Service Companies (PSCs) – are placed in an invidious position with […]

FURLOUGHING: OPTIONS FOR EMPLOYERS

Kings’ employment team looks at the options for furloughing. At the weekend the government updated the terms of its job retention scheme, and provided clarity about what furloughed employees may do for the business. Employers cannot ask furloughed employees to do any work that: makes money for the organisation; or provides services for the organisation. […]

CORONAVIRUS EMPLOYMENT LAW BRIEFING 4: TAKING UP NEW EMPLOYMENT ON FURLOUGH

Employment law at this time is fast moving.Anisa Niaz-Dickinson gives the latest details of government guidance on  taking up new employment on furlough.     GUIDANCE ON THE 4th APRIL 2020 HMRC have now published updated details of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which answer this question more definitively. As indicated in the earlier […]

CORONAVIRUS EMPLOYMENT LAW BRIEFING 3: UPDATE ON RE-EMPLOYING AN EMPLOYEE: NEWSFLASH

Rosie Kight updates us on the position of re-employing an employee considered in her post yesterday.  Since posting my view on the question of whether an employee who resigned from their employer after 28.02.2020 but who asked to be re-hired by their former employer could be re-hired then furloughed, we’ve had word from the Chancellor […]

FURLOUGHING AND THE FOOTBALL WORLD: WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN TO THE WAGES OF PLAYERS WHO ARE LEFT BACK HOME?

Ben Williams tackles the question of the impact of furloughing and the Football world. There’s been a lot of noise in the press of late about football players across Europe taking wage cuts. There has also been a lot of criticism about clubs furloughing non-playing staff yet still paying their multi-millionaire players, a scenario which […]

CORONAVIRUS EMPLOYMENT LAW BRIEFING 2: CAN A FURLOUGHED EMPLOYEE TAKE UP A NEW JOB WHILST ON FURLOUGH?

In the second in the Kings Chambers series of employment law briefings Anisa Niaz-Dickinson considers the question of whether an employee can take up another new job whilst on furlough. Not a straightforward position This is an interesting question and is one of the many queries that we have dealt with this week. It is […]