Making flexibility work in the ‘new normal’

posted by Jay Webb on June 18, 2020

We’re three months into the world’s first working from home experiment, says Alice ter Haar. So how can employers harness what they’ve learned during Covid-19?

CLICK HERE to read the full article written by Alice ter Harr on 16 June 2020 for People Management

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Employers able to recover statutory sick pay this month

posted by Jay Webb on May 19, 2020

Rebate scheme announced in March will open end of May, but experts warn small firms may not claim because launch took so long and the administrative burden is too high

To read the full article published in People Management on  19 May 2020 By Maggie Baska CLICK HERE

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Government amends date of employment for furlough purposes

posted by Jay Webb on April 16, 2020

You can only claim for furloughed employees that were on your PAYE payroll on or before 19 March 2020 and which were notified to HMRC on an RTI submission on or before 19 March 2020.This means an RTI submission notifying payment in respect of that employee to HMRC must have been made on or before 19 March 2020. Employees that were employed as of 28 February 2020 and on payroll (i.e. notified to HMRC on an RTI submission on or before 28 February) and were made redundant or stopped working for the employer after that and prior to 19 March 2020, can also qualify for the scheme if the employer re-employs them and puts them on furlough.

Employees can be on any type of employment contract, including full-time, part-time, agency, flexible or zero-hour contracts. Foreign nationals are eligible to be furloughed. Grants under the scheme are not counted as ‘access to public funds’, and you can furlough employees on all categories of visa.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-could-be-covered-by-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

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Emergency volunterring leave

posted by Jay Webb on April 15, 2020

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 employment-related changes, the Act provides for a new right to take emergency volunteering leave. Further regulations will need to be passed in order to bring the new right into effect.

To read the full article from Howes Percival CLICK HERE dated 8th April 2020 by Nick Benton

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Carrying over annual leave rules to be relaxed

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On 27 March 2020 the Government announced that workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement due to COVID-19 will now be able to carry it over into the next 2 leave years.

To read the press release CLICK HERE

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