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furloughed workers get full redundancy payments

Furloughed workers get full redundancy payments

30th Jul 2020
Business, Change Management, Coronavirus, Employment Law, HR Resources, Human Resources, PayrollRedundancy

Furloughed workers get full redundancy payments The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced this morning (30th July 2020) that it is bringing in a new law to ensure all furloughed employees receive redundancy payments at 100% of their normal pay, rather than a reduced furlough rate. Throughout the pandemic, the government has urged businesses to do right by their employees and pay those being made redundant based...

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Redundancy Getting it right guide

Redundancy Getting It Right

28th Jul 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employment LawRedundancy

Making someone redundant is one of the hardest things you'll ever have to do – and for the sake of your business, you need to balance the need to get it right legally as well as skilfully manage the emotional impact that always ensues for the team member affected and their colleagues. Lockdown has posed a number of difficulties for businesses, many business owners, even with the support offered by...

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Employees returning from Spain

Employees returning from Spain

27th Jul 2020
Absence Management, Business, Coronavirus, Employee Benefits, Employee Handbook, Employment Law, Human Resources, MAD-HR NewsPayroll

Employees returning from Spain Employees returning from Spain Following a significant change over the last week in both the level and pace of confirmed Covid-19 cases, Spain has been removed from the list of countries where people do not have to self-isolate when arriving into the UK. As a result, the Government has recently re-imposed strict measures for anyone including employees returning from Spain, amid an increase in coronavirus cases in the...

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Employee Handbook

Employee Handbooks

14th Jul 2020
Business, Employee Engagement, Employee HandbookEmployment Law

Employee Handbook – why have one? To some the employee handbook seems like an unwieldy document that gets dusted off and referred to when things go wrong like insurance policy terms and to others it forms the backbone of the employment journey, acting as a guide to employees and managers alike from induction through to termination. Either way, a well worded, comprehensive employee handbook  not only provides legal protection for...

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Suffolk Pro Help

New members of Suffolk ProHelp

10th Jul 2020
Business, Employment Law, HR Resources, Human Resources, Onboarding Employees, Online HRRecruitment

Suffolk ProHelp - Why we offered our services Suffolk ProHelp provides professional support and expertise to the voluntary sector and have been doing so since 2001. They have almost 40 member firms and MAD-HR are delighted to be one of those who have joined in offering local voluntary and community groups professional HR Services on a pro-bono basis. As providers of premier outsourced HR services we offer a comprehensive HR solution...

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Full details of the Flexible Furlough Scheme as at 12.06.20

Full details of the Flexible Furlough Scheme as at 12.06.20

13th Jun 2020
Business, CoronavirusEmployment Law

Flexible Furlough Scheme Update A Coronavirus Job Retention scheme update was announced on 29th May and we have been eagerly awaiting the detail of the new Flexible Furlough Scheme which was posted on the Government website last night (12th June). Under the Flexible Furlough Scheme (FFS), to support the ease of the lock-down, the employee no longer needs to avoid doing any work for the employer but can work some...

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Parents returning to work after extended leave eligible for furlough

Parents eligible for furlough after extended leave

9th Jun 2020
Absence Management, CoronavirusEmployment Law

Parents eligible for furlough People on statutory paternity and maternity leave who return to work in the coming months will be eligible for the Government’s furlough scheme, HM Treasury announced today (9 June). parents on statutory maternity and paternity leave who return to work in the coming months will be eligible for furlough scheme even after 10 June cut-off date Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will close to new entrants at...

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Managing Annual Leave e-Learning Course MAD-HR

FREE email course on Managing Annual Leave

1st Jun 2020
e-learning, Employee Benefits, Employment LawHuman Resources

FREE email course on Managing Annual Leave Course updated 2020 to include Good Work Plan We have put together this easy to follow, legally accurate FREE email course to support you as an employer so that you know all that you need to manage annual leave. This course has been updated to include the recent changes contained within the Good Work Plan. Simply, sign up below and you will receive...

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Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Extension to the Job Retention Scheme Announced

29th May 2020
Business, Change Management, Coronavirus, Employment LawLeadership

Extension to the Job Retention Scheme Today (29‌‌ May) the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced further details about the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and its impact on the furloughing arrangements. The key details in his announcement are are outlined below: Flexible furloughing From 1‌‌ July 2020, you’ll have the flexibility to bring previously furloughed employees back to work part-time – with the Government continuing to pay 80%...

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Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal & Amendment to SSP Regulations

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal & Amendment to SSP Regulations

28th May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human Resources, LeadershipPayroll

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal & Amendment to SSP Regulations Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal from 26 May to reclaim SSP paid to current or former employees. The repayment will cover up to 2 weeks starting from the first qualifying day of sickness, if an employee is unable to work because they either: have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms cannot...

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Returning to work webinar

Returning to Work Webinar with Birketts

26th May 2020
Business, Change Management, Coronavirus, Employment LawLeadership

Returning to Work Webinar As the Government begins to ease lock-down measures for businesses, we need to prepare for the time when all business can fully return to work. Along with Birketts Solicitors we have prepared this Returning to Work webinar which discusses the legal, HR and Health and Safety aspects of Returning to Work. Charlotte Bate and Carole Burman, Directors of MAD-HR are joined by the Birketts team made...

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Latest furlough and holiday pay guidance

Latest Furlough and Holiday Pay Guidance

14th May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human Resources, LeadershipPayroll

The Government has clarified issues relating to furlough and holiday pay in guidance published yesterday (13 May) by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. While it was confirmed last month that furloughed workers could take annual leave without breaking furlough, many questions remained regarding whether an employer could require staff to take holiday, and the status of temporary and agency staff was also still unclear. What is great about...

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Coronavirus New ACAS Guidance on Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures

Coronavirus: New ACAS Guidance on Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures

13th May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employment LawLeadership

New ACAS Guidance on Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures As a result of the ongoing pandemic, ACAS have updated their guidance to employers so that there is clarity on the effect of social distancing on Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures. The employer needs to decide if it would still be fair and reasonable to carry on with or start a disciplinary or grievance procedure while: people are on temporary leave because of...

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CJRS Grant

How to claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme?

18th Apr 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employment LawHuman Resources

CJRS Grant - Step By Step Guide on How to Make Your JRS Claim The Government have released further a step by step guide on how to make your CJRS Grant claim for a grant under the Job Retention Scheme. The portal opens on Monday so to be ready - make sure that you have downloaded the guide today. Further information can be found on our Coronavirus HR Support Hub.

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JRS Extension Image

Government Confirms Extension to the JRS Scheme

17th Apr 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human Resources, LeadershipPayroll

Government Confirms Extension to the JRS Scheme Claims were originally permitted for periods to 31 May 2020 but due to the extension of social distancing restrictions for at least a further 3 weeks the Chancellor has extended the furlough payment period to 30 June. The online portal for businesses to start filing their claims is due to be fully operational from Monday, April 20th. It will allow businesses to claim...

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16.04.20-FAQ-About-Furloughing job retention scheme

Job Retention Scheme – FAQ’s as at 16.04.20

16th Apr 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employment LawHuman Resources

Job Retention Scheme - FAQ's as at 16.04.20 As Government advice is changing weekly regarding the job retention scheme and furloughed staff. We have been inundated with questions regarding the process of furloughing staff and in response to this we have been providing free guides as well as supporting the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce with a Furloughing Webinar on 15th April 2020. As expected, we were overwhelmed with specific questions...

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Coronavirus Emergency Volunteering Leave

Coronavirus – Emergency Volunteering Leave

15th Apr 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employment LawRecruitment

Emergency Volunteering Leave The Coronavirus Act 2020 has now come into force which introduces a number of immediate emergency measures in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic. As well as some employment-related changes, the Act provides for a new right to take emergency volunteering leave. Further regulations will need to be passed in order to bring the new right into effect. Health and social care workforces are under increasing pressure in...

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Communicating with Furloughed Staff - Coronavirus HR Support Hub

Communicating with Furloughed Staff

14th Apr 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employment Law, Human ResourcesLeadership

Communicating with Furloughed Staff In order to access the grant to cover 80% of their reference pay (to a max of £2500) through the Job Retention Scheme, there are a number of rules that the employer must follow when it comes to dealing and communicating with furloughed staff.  As an employer you want to ensure that you maintain a level of contact with your furloughed employees who may be feeling...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme update 04.04.20

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – Update 04.04.20

5th Apr 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employment LawHuman Resources

Coronavirus JRS Update All UK employers with a PAYE scheme will be able to access support through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis. Since the announcement was made by the Chancellor, there has been guidance provided to ensure that employers understand the rules of the grant scheme.  These rules were updated...

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Employment Legislation Changes April 2020

Employment Legislative Updates – April 2020

31st Mar 2020
Business, Employment LawMAD-HR News

Employment Legislative Updates April is always a busy month in the employment law calendar and this year is no exception with latest Employment Legislative Updates which came into force in April 2020. There have been some key changes to legislation that you need to be aware of as well as several increases to statutory payments. PAYMENT INCREASES From 1 April 2020 the National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and...

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