Category: Business

Inspirational Leaders – in Conversation with Kelly Mills

In the second in our series of interviews with the inspirational women leaders at Coole Bevis, we speak to Kelly Mills, Partner. Kelly joined the firm in January 2022 to Head the Dispute Resolution team and in this interview talks about the circumstances that led her to choose a career in law, her top tips …

Recorded Webinar: Furlough has ended – what next for employers?

Watch the recorded Webinar here. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) ended on 30th September 2021. Nigel Targett, Employment Partner discusses Employers’ legal obligations to employees now that the furlough scheme has ended, specifically looking at: What was the process for ending furlough? Changing terms of employment Information employers are required to provide employees Phased …

Update On The Impact Of Coronavirus On Employment

CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME This was supposed to end on 31 October and be replaced by the Job Support Scheme, due to come into effect on 1 November. However, following the announcement of lockdown 2.0 the Government has decided to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme [CJRS] until 1 December. Under the extended scheme employees …

The office re-think

In this brave new post Covid-19 world what was previously considered a beautiful office suite complete with glass conference room and an open floor plan is newly imbued with a sense of danger. It is quite likely we will see a return to partitioning, or glass perspex screens in the short term to make existing …

Covid-19 and the Return to Work

Many businesses are now or shortly to be re-opening following the latest guidance from the Government. Whilst the guidelines are there to be followed they do not replace the statutory obligations of an employer nor do they dilute the statutory protections of the employee. Section 100 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 [the ERA] protects …

Holiday accrual during unpaid leave or furlough

There have been many questions arising as a result of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme [CJRS] otherwise known as the Furlough Scheme. Employers and employees alike have been asking whether annual leave accrues during furlough or unpaid leave. On 17 April the CJRS guidance was updated to confirm that employees will continue to accrue annual …

EU passenger rights in the context of Covid-19

During these unprecedented and uncertain times, the travel and holiday industry have suffered as well as passengers who were or are about to travel. It is the passengers whom this article is directed towards as the situation is stressful for many of them whose travel arrangements have been cancelled and/or no longer wish to travel …

*UPDATE* 30 March 2020 Employment law implications following the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Over the past few days there have been further updates on what is being called ‘Furlough Leave’. Here is a note on how we understand the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme [CJRS] will work. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Furlough Leave Under the scheme, all UK employers, regardless of size or sector, can claim a grant …

Employment law implications following the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Absence and pay The introduction of regulations means that, in most cases, an employee who is in quarantine, or strongly advised in government guidance to self-isolate, will be regarded as being incapable of working for SSP purposes. As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the government has announced emergency legislation temporarily making statutory sick pay …

Information required for Contract of Employment

So, you wish to advertise a post or role, or have interviewed candidates and wish to offer somebody employment… and have an idea as to the terms of employment including pay and hours of work. In our previous post we set out the importance of recording the contractual arrangements. We also highlighted the fact that …

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