Fraud and the furlough scheme

Fraud and the furlough scheme

According to a report in the Guardian newspaper, the government has already received nearly 800 reports of suspected fraud of its coronavirus job retention scheme. HMRC said it was assessing the fraud reports and anyone with further information could make a...
Beneficial contract variations and TUPE

Beneficial contract variations and TUPE

Are contract variations which benefit an  employee void if made by reason of a TUPE transfer? Yes, if made by the outgoing employer. Sometimes, employees try to be too clever for their own good… Ferguson v Astrea Asset Management The Claimants were employees and...
Notice pay when on furlough leave

Notice pay when on furlough leave

Employers are still entitled to give notice of termination (whether on grounds of redundancy, or otherwise) to employees who are on furlough leave. What about their notice pay? There shouldn’t  be any issue about what an employee is entitled to receive in notice pay...
Job Retention Scheme – Q and A

Job Retention Scheme – Q and A

Dealing with the employment law implications of the Job Retention Scheme is difficult – especially if you don’t know what your options are when it comes to your staff. Many employers aren’t clear on what they can and cannot do. We have been busy with...
Coronavirus – sources of information

Coronavirus – sources of information

As you will be aware, there is a considerable volume of out-of-date, inaccurate and unhelpful information available to the public online.  In addition, many employees and employers do not have easy access to guidance from employment lawyers at an affordable cost. We...
Coronavirus: advice for employers

Coronavirus: advice for employers

Dealing with the employment law implications of the coronavirus is difficult – especially if you don’t know what your options are when it comes to your staff. Some employers are are getting it badly wrong. To help you make the best decision for you and...