Employment Law

Parents eligible for furlough after extended leave

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 …

FREE email course on Managing Annual Leave

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 …

Extension to the Job Retention Scheme Announced

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 …

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

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 …

Returning to Work Webinar with Birketts

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 …

National Minimum Wage breaches 2016-2018

Latest Furlough and Holiday Pay Guidance

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 …

Coronavirus: New ACAS Guidance on Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures

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 …

HR Toolkit

Government Confirms Extension to the JRS Scheme to 30 June 2020

The Chancellor has extended the JRS Scheme due to the extension of social distancing restrictions for at least a further 3 weeks.  This means that claims were originally permitted for …

Job Retention Scheme – FAQ’s as at 16.04.20

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 …

Coronavirus – Emergency Volunteering Leave

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 …

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 …

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – Update 04.04.20

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 …

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Employment Legislative Updates – April 2020

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 …

Update ref IR35 legislation

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 …

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

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? …

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Automatically Unfair Dismissal – Know The Facts

In most cases, an employee needs to have two years’ continuous employment in order to make a claim for unfair dismissal. However, in certain cases no qualifying period of employment …

MAD-HR discusses the impact of the Taylor Review

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 …

T-Level Qualifications

What are T-Level Qualifications?

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 …

Notice of Dismissal

When is Notice of Dismissal Effective?

Notice of Dismissal An employee was given notice of dismissal (redundancy) but was on holiday when the letter arrived. There was a significant difference in her pension entitlement between leaving …

Mental Health and Well-Being at Work

Mental Health and Well-Being at Work Mental health problems are common, experienced by up to one in four of the population. Problems are often hidden, stigma is still widespread and …

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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