UK Covid-19: new Job Support Scheme announced

On 24 September the Chancellor announced the creation of a new Job Support Scheme (JSS) to replace the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which ends on 31 October 2020. The JSS will be available for 6 months from 1 November 2020 and will be in addition to the Job Retention Bonus scheme. The purpose of … Read more

UK COVID-19: new rules on redundancy and notice pay for furloughed employees

As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) begins to wind down through to 31 October 2020 with increasing levels of employer contribution, more employers are having to consider the issue of redundancies.  Two recent Government announcements will be key to these considerations: new regulations which came into force on 31 July 2020 have changed the … Read more

UK Covid-19: recent developments on CJRS, SSP, and safe workplaces

CJRS developments HMRC updated its guidance on the amended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on 1 July 2020.  Two changes to note are: Employees should not be placed on furlough for a period simply because they are on holiday for that period – an employer may not place an employee on furlough in order to fund … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update June 2020

As workplaces are slowly beginning to re-open, new challenges arise for employment law and HR teams. Our Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives update this month looks at: the various measures introduced by the Department of Labour and Employment measures introduced in the Philippines, to preserve employment during the Covid-19 pandemic the conflicting views around whether the … Read more

UK Covid-19: further guidance on partial furlough published

At 9pm yesterday (12 June) HMRC published updated guidance to reflect the changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to permit flexible furlough from 1 July and require increasing levels of employer contribution from 1 August.  These changes were announced on 29 May and further guidance was promised by 12 June.  In fact, many of … Read more

UK: recent additions to Employment Notes

Employment law news over the last few months has inevitably been dominated by Covid-19 developments, which we have covered in numerous posts on this blog.  This update provides links to our recent posts on other developments.  These include April 2020 legislative changes, new EHRC harassment guidance, Government consultations on proposed new rights and Law Commission … Read more