Furloughed workers qualify for full parental leave entitlement

The government has announced that furloughed workers taking paid parental or adoption leave will be entitled to pay based on their usual earnings rather than a furloughed pay rate. Entitlement to Statutory Maternity Pay, as well as the other forms of Parental or Adoption Pay, are currently calculated through someone’s average earnings over an 8-week

Can a company in administration use Job Retention Scheme?

The High Court has given some helpful advice about whether a company in administration can place its employees in the government’s Job Retention Scheme. The issue arose in the case of the Carluccio’s restaurant chain, which went into administration on 30 March.The administrators of the chain applied for directions on whether the company’s employees could

Amendments to right to work checks during Covid-19 outbreak

The government has amended right to work checks to make it easier for employers to carry them out during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The following temporary changes have been made:ï‚· checks can now be carried out over video callsï‚· job applicants and existing workers can send scanned documents or a photo of documents for checks

2020 Workforce Planning – Whitepaper

Alongside Working The Future we have written this discussion paper on Workforce Planning in the wake of Covid 19. It is our view that the effects of Covid-19 pose both challenges and opportunities for businesses but whatever your view, we should all accept that the wider economic landscape has changed irreversibly as a result. Because the nature of

Football club’s ticket sales breached minimum wage rules

Deductions made by Middlesbrough Football Club from its employees’ wages to pay for season tickets breached minimum wage regulations. That was the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, which said the arrangement was for the club’s own use and benefit, within the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015. The tribunal heard that employees’ rates of pay

Woman unfairly dismissed due to pregnancy related illness

The Employment Tribunal has ruled that a woman was discriminated against when she was dismissed after missing work with a pregnancy related illness. The case involved Maya Georgiev, who worked as a debt drafter for Hanover Insolvency for three months between July and October 2018. On 29 August, Georgiev needed to leave work early as

Employee told to ‘resign or be dismissed’ receives £13,000

A cleaning company has been ordered to pay a former employee almost £13,000 in compensation after a tribunal ruled she had been unfairly dismissed. Mrs Sparks began working for DB Cleaners as an administrator in 2012. Three years later the company was bought out by a larger firm who installed their own managers to oversee

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