The furlough updates continue to come thick and fast this month and, although we had expected the demise of the scheme on 31 October, the support available to employers has actually increased. There are also some significant changes to note.
Perhaps we needed cheering up: you may have heard that the government has announced a Platinum Jubilee four-day weekend in June 2022 as part of the celebration of the Queen's 70th anniversary.
Having celebrated Black History month in October, November sees us mark 55 years since the introduction of the first UK law tackling race discrimination.
Brexit: the challenges continue to come thick and fast for employers this year but, whilst we might be glad to see the back of 2020, what do we have to look forward to in 2021?
The headache for businesses trying to keep jobs afloat during the pandemic continues and, just as we were gearing up the changes to be brought in by the new Job Support Scheme, along comes lockdown #2.
Our clients in the public sector will have noticed that the question of the cap public sector exit payments is back, having been long on the horizon. The Regulations have now been made and will come into force on 4 November 2020.
A recent ruling by Birmingham Employment Tribunal has been heralded as a “landmark judgment”, extending protection under the Equality Act 2010 to include individuals who identify as being gender fluid and non-binary.
Having recently announced details of the ‘successor’ to the furlough scheme the Treasury has now unveiled additional support for employers who are required to shut their businesses “for some period over winter as part of local or national restrictions.”
It’s a cause close to our hearts at Mitchell Law, we’re delighted to support Breast Cancer Now by taking part in the Tour de Law.
The joys of undertaking an investigation are lost on some people and HR often faces a challenge in finding a willing and capable set of hands to be entrusted with this important exercise.