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Employment Law

Employment law is a complex and ever-changing area of the law that governs the employer-employee relationship. Businesses need to comply with employment law to ensure that they are managing any risks appropriately whilst treating their employees fairly. 

Failure to comply with employment law can lead to costly legal claims and damages, so businesses must stay up-to-date on the latest developments. 

Find out how to stay compliant with the MAD-HR Online HR Toolkit…

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Latest Employment Law articles

Furlough Scheme update

First Arrest for Suspected Furlough Fraud

Furlough Fraud - Man Arrested in Solihull after investigation reveals abuse of the job retention scheme to the value of £495,000.


Chancellor’s Recovery Measures Announced

Chancellor's summer statement – Rishi Sunak puts new spending measures in place in a bid to kick start the economy.

Furlough Scheme update

Full details of the Flexible Furlough Scheme as at 12.06.20

Here's the full details on the new Flexible Furlough Scheme which was posted on the Government website last night (12th June).

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Parents eligible for furlough after extended leave

Parents eligible for furlough after extended leave. Parents on statutory paternity & maternity leave will be eligible for the Government’s furlough scheme.


Extension to the Job Retention Scheme Announced

The Chancellor has announced more details about the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and its impact on the furloughing arrangements. 

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

Employers will be able to make claims through an HMRC portal from 26 May to reclaim SSP paid to current or former employees.

Change Management

Returning to Work Webinar with Birketts

Returning to work webinar by MAD-HR & Birketts Solicitors. Discussing the legal, HR & H&S aspects of staff working & your business trading after lockdown.

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Coronavirus: Return to Work Flowchart & Checklist

MAD-HR have created a return to work flowchart and checklist as a helpful reminder as you prepare your plans for a return post Covid-19.

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Latest Furlough and Holiday Pay Guidance

The Government has clarified in guidance published on 13 May 2020 those outstanding issues for employers relating to furlough and holiday pay.


Coronavirus: New ACAS Guidance on Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures

ACAS have updated their guidance to employers for clarity on the effect of social distancing on Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended

The Chancellor announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which will see it continue until end of October.

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Coronavirus Lockdown is Beginning to End

Leadership, trust and careful planning will play a vital role as we come out of lockdown. What do you need to consider in your plans?

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Chancellor Expands Loan Scheme for Large Businesses

After significant pressure from the business community, the Government has updated the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS)

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Government Confirms Extension to the JRS Scheme to 30 June 2020

The Government has extended the period for employers to claim a grant under the Job Retention Scheme Grant to 30th June 2020

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Job Retention Scheme – FAQ’s as at 16.04.20

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the Job Retention scheme and the answers provided by MAD-HR based on guidance as at 16.04.20

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Job Retention Scheme Portal is set to go live 20th April 2020

HMRC Job Retention Scheme Portal. Latest update the portal is due to go live on the 20th April. More information for employers is to follow shortly.


Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – Update 04.04.20

Coronavirus JRS update. The rules were updated on 4th April 2020 and are contained within our updated guide which is available to you for download.

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Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme. Check out our Coronavirus HR Support Hub for daily updates on government legislation and guidance from MAD-HR.


Chancellor Strengthens Support On Offer For Business as First Government-Backed Loans Reach Firms In Need

Chancellor Strengthens business support. Latest Coronavirus Update from HMRC. Read all the latest HR updates in our Coronavirus Support Hub.

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Employment Legislative Updates – April 2020

Employment Legislative update. Read the latest updates from HMRC regarding employment legilation which came into force on 6th April 2020.

If you have concerns about employment law issues, especially around employment law compliance, then you have come to the right place. The MAD-HR Employment Law Hub explains the fundamentals of employment law in a way that is easy to understand. We regularly publish essential updates when there are changes in law that may affect you as an employer.

Popular Employment Law articles

These are the articles relating to Employment Law that are popular on the MAD-HR website.


The impact of Employment Law on businesses

Employment law is a complex area that can have a significant impact on businesses. From hiring and firing employees to managing workplace safety, employment law covers a wide range of issues. failure to comply with employment law can result in hefty fines and other penalties, so it’s important for businesses to be aware of their obligations. employment law is constantly evolving, so it’s also important to keep up to date with the latest developments. By understanding the impact of employment law on businesses, employers can help to minimize the risk of legal problems and ensure that their workplace is fair and compliant.

Although compliance with employment law can be daunting, it is important to remember that help is available. The team at MAD-HR are experts in all areas of employment law and are here to support you every step of the way. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us help you take the stress out of HR.

Contact MAD-HR via our contact page to find out how to stay on the right side of employment law.