Employment Law

What is Maternity Allowance

What is Maternity Allowance?

Maternity allowance is a payment made by the government to those who are not eligible for Statutory Maternity Pay from their employer. It is currently set at £151.20 per week …

What is Bereavement Leave

What is Bereavement Leave?

In light of recent times, sadly even more people are likely to experience the death of a person close to them (a bereavement) during their working lives. Whilst there is …

What Is Compassionate Leave?

What is Compassionate Leave?

We all have situations in our lives whereby something unexpected happens and we need to drop everything in order to deal with that particular personal challenge.  Whether it be a …

What is Garden Leave?

What is Garden Leave?

Paying someone whilst they do their gardening?  Surely that can’t be right!  Why would organisations consider putting someone on gardening leave when budgets are already tight?  Does this concept still …

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Brexit – What is the impact on employers?

Employers need to understand the impact changes in employment law will have on their obligations to employees who hold citizenship outside the United Kingdom. Immigration laws are changing; this has …

Furlough Scheme extended to 30 April 2021

In a bid to provide some certainty into the New Year, in these incredibly uncertain times, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced the furlough scheme is being extended for an …

How to claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme?

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 …

CJRS – Updated guidance and new Treasury Direction

Updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) guidance and a corresponding Treasury Direction were published on 13 November 2020. The Treasury Direction, which formally extends the CJRS from 1 …

Extended Furlough Scheme Details Released

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also known as the furlough scheme) will remain open until 31 March 2021. For claim periods running to January …

Furlough scheme extended until end of March 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed that he will extend the furlough scheme until the end of March 2021. Mr Sunak said the scheme will pay up to 80% of a …

Outsourced HR

Considering outsourcing your HR? Take a look at this before you decide. We all know that issues with staff can be incredibly time consuming and these non-income-generating activities, although important, can …

Job Support Scheme Extended

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced an extension to the Jobs Support Scheme, which is due to begin on 1 November 2020. Last month, the Government announced how the Jobs Support …

Employee Overseas Travel

How to Manage Employee Overseas Travel During Covid-19 As part of the Government’s plan to reduce the rise of Coronavirus infections across the UK, we have seen a number of …

Furlough replacement – The Job Support Scheme

Furlough replacement – The Job Support Scheme The Chancellor has announced a new Job Support Scheme (JSS), which is to run from November 1st 2020 for 6 months and will …

Furloughed workers get full redundancy payments

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 …

Redundancy Getting It Right

 Getting Redundancy Right 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 …

Employees returning from Spain

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 …

Employee Handbooks

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 …

New members of Suffolk ProHelp

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 …

Furlough Scheme update

Full details of the Flexible Furlough Scheme as at 12.06.20

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 …

IR35 – Update

With IR35 having been extended to the private sector in April 2021, what do we know so far? Here’s the MAD-HR insight on what employers need to understand about criteria …

Minimise risk when it comes to fire and rehire

The issue of ‘fire and rehire’ makes its way to parliament this week, with Labour MP Barry Gardiner proposing a bill to outlaw such tactics. But what exactly is the …

Recruitment crisis? Solutions for tactical hiring even when it’s urgent

If there’s one area which often sees businesses seeking the support of HR consultancy, it’s when they’re set on a recruitment drive. Whether the intention is to recruit one, six …

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