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In this episode of the podcast I cover two important updates for employers. Firstly, changes to the Job Support Scheme to provide cover for those employers who have to close their premises due to local lockdown restrictions. Secondly, with the UK’s withdrawal from the EU looming there are important steps that Employers must consider. In this episod…
 
In this episode of the podcast I cover a run down on what we know about the Job Support Scheme currently. The new scheme aimed at supporting ‘viable’ jobs is available for qualifying employers from the 1st November 2020. In this episode 157 I will cover: Which employees an employer can claim for under the scheme. The qualifying time for an employee…
 
In light of the increasing number of covid-19 cases in the UK, and increasing number of people with symptoms who are self-isolating whilst waiting for a text result, or are doing so on advice from the NHS, many employers are once again asking “what do I pay an employee who is self-isolating?”. In this episode of the podcast I answer this common que…
 
This is the seventh and final episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover answers to the following questions: I have heard some people say it is unfair to make redundancies when the furlough scheme is still available, is this true? Can…
 
The unusual situation of maternity & redundancy plus answers to some FAQ's This is the 7th episode of a mini series focusing on redundancy advice for employers and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover: How to deal with employees on maternity leave What you need to do to consult employees on maternity leave What to pay em…
 
This is the sixth episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover: The eligibility criteria for a statutory redundancy payment How to calculate continuous service and when it will be extended The relevant date for calculating redundancy pa…
 
This is the fifth episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover: Why you need to consider alternative vacancies within your organisation The legal obligation upon you to inform ‘redundant’ employees When you need to search for group comp…
 
This is the fourth episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover: Why getting the correct Pool for redundancy is so important How to ensure you select a fair Pool for redundancy When you can have a Pool of one employee How to devise a fa…
 
In this episode of the podcast I cover the recent update to the job retention / furlough scheme following the announcement from the Chancellor on the 29th May 2020. In this episode I will cover: The key changes to the scheme which come into effect on the 1st July 2020. Details about the impact on employees who are currently on ‘family leave’ plus l…
 
This is the third episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover: When you are required to elect employee representatives. Why it may be helpful to have employee representatives even if you do not require them for legal reasons. Collectiv…
 
This is the second episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover: What the difference is with consultation for 20 or more employees. What a minimum consultation would be. How to deal with a Collective Consultation. Why consultation is vi…
 
This is the first episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover: What the legal definition of redundancy is How to establish if it is a true redundancy dismissal Some examples of when it will be a redundancy Statutory Definition of Redun…
 
In this episode of the Podcast I interview Sarah Torres-Ferrick about strategies for managing staff during the current unusual working environment created by the coronavirus pandemic. About Sarah Sarah is a human resources officer and creator of the FUN Feedback Framework. For over a decade Sarah has worked with executives at government agencies on…
 
In this episode of the podcast I cover the recent updated guidance about the job retention / furlough scheme following the publishing of an update from HMRC late on the 9th April 2020. Also including a summary of the scheme, the three key stages of the furlough process that employers should consider and my thoughts on annual leave and furloughing. …
 
In this episode of the podcast I cover further detail about the job retention / furlough scheme following the publishing of guidance from HMRC late on the 26th March 2020. In this episode I will cover: The qualifying date an employee needs to have been working for you and on your payroll in order to qualify for the 80% wages grant. How to calculate…
 
In this episode of the podcast I cover the key points about the job retention / furlough scheme that were known as of Thursday 26th March. Further details have been released since this episode was recorded and will be followed with a Part 2 episode with more information. In this episode I will cover: What is furloughing and what does it mean. What …
 
In this episode of the podcast I cover lay-off and short-time working as possible options for employers in uncertain times. In this episode I will cover: What is lay-off and short-time working? In what circumstances can you use lay-off and/or short-time working. What guarantee pay is. When an employee can apply for a redundancy payment. The consequ…
 
In this episode of the podcast I cover up to date key information for employers to consider. Correct as at 09/03/2020. In this episode I will cover: .What if the Employee returns from holiday in an affected area but has no symptoms or obvious exposure? What if the employee has possible exposure from someone who is infected and is advised to remain …
 
In this episode of the podcast I respond to a listener question raised about the risks of allowing alcohol consumption during lunch breaks and whilst at work. In this episode of the podcast I will cover: When an absolute ban on alcohol may be necessary. How to set parameters around alcohol levels. What to consider if you allow drinking during work …
 
In this episode of the Podcast I interview Sheryl Andrews about one of the critical skills required by great employers and managers, the ability to listen! About Sheryl Author, Speaker and Coach are just a few of the roles she holds. Sheryl has a vision of a world where everyone feels heard, understood and valued. It is her personal mission to chan…
 
In this episode of the podcast I bring you an update on some of the cases that have been in the news recently. In this episode I will cover: Veganism as a philosophical belief The impact of the Tribunal decision Equal pay in the BBC Debenhams reported settlement with a transgender job applicant Useful Links Crowd Justice Site Slater & Gordon Site w…
 
In this episode of the podcast I bring you a brief update on what will be coming in 2020. In this episode I will cover: Changes to Section 1 Statements for employees. The requirement to provide a Section 1 Statement to Workers. Changes to the reference period for calculating average pay for holiday payments. New IR35 rules for medium and large busi…
 
In this episode of the podcast I bring you the normal seasonal warning that comes from employment lawyers and HR professionals, about the party season with the pitfalls and perils of office party shenanigans! In this episode I will cover: Why employers need to be concerned about what happens at work social events and parties. What the risks are to …
 
In this episode of the podcast I bring you my thoughts on the line between legitimate management of conduct and performance verses bullying. This is an issue that comes up regularly when advising both employers and employees and in my view it can be resolved with a few changes. In this episode I will cover: Why employees often claim they are being …
 
In this episode of the podcast I bring you the Judgement from a European Case which provides an interesting look at what happens if someone makes comments outside of the context of recruitment and employment but which are negative to the LGBTI community and in turn would put off applicants in the future. In this episode I will cover: A background t…
 
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