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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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Step By Step Guide on How to Make Your JRS Claim

18th Apr 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employment LawHuman Resources

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 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.

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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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Update ref IR35 legislation

18th Mar 2020
Business, Employment LawHuman Resources

UPDATED 18.03.20 Government has announced a last-minute postponement to the implementation of the Off-Payroll Tax to the private sector in light of the recent Covid-19 outbreak, with the legislation now due to be reintroduced in April 2021. The decision was taken following significant pressure from contractors and campaigners - and indeed from within the House of Lords - who warned that the inevitable loss of work due to the virus for contractors...

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Parental Bereavement - Your obligations as an employer

Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay- What Are Your Obligations as an Employer?

1st Mar 2020
Absence Management, Employee Benefits, Employment LawHuman Resources

The Government has introduced the right to parental bereavement leave and pay.  The new rights will come into force with effect from 6 April 2020. So what are the changes? An employee who loses a child under the age of 18 or suffers a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy, will be entitled to 2 weeks’ statutory leave to be taken in one block or as two separate blocks of...

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HR Heroes Training Courses are here to save you

27th Dec 2019
Absence Management, Change Management, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Employment Law, Events, Human Resources, Leadership, RecruitmentTraining

MAD-HR are delighted to announce the launch of the HR HEROES workshop series to be delivered in Essex and Suffolk in 2020. With constantly evolving employment laws, and successfully growing businesses with increasing employee numbers, comes added responsibility and a need for a greater understanding of HR practises. These HR Heroes training opportunities will offer practical solutions for managers and HR professionals alike. Our senior consultants at MAD-HR have developed...

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MAD-HR discusses the impact of the Taylor Review

23rd Aug 2019
Employment LawHuman Resources

Following the UK’s vote to leave the EU, the Government commissioned an Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy. The audit, named the 'Taylor Review' was undertaken by Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of the Arts, was delivered two years ago in the Summer of 2017. Following on from that, the Government launched a series of consultations on how to take the recommendations forward. The...

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T-Level Qualifications

What are T-Level Qualifications?

22nd Mar 2019
Employment LawHuman Resources

Have you ever wondered what the A in A-Level stood for? With the arrival of the new T-Level qualifications it's time to find out: It transpires that A is for Academic and reflects the focus for achievement of this qualification. The newly created  T-Level has arisen from a full review of vocational education and has led to the creation of a new qualification with a more technical focus. The T-Level...

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