It is going to be one of the sadder consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic, that most employers are going to have to look closely at whether or not to make significant job cuts to their current headcount.
Another Friday before a bank holiday weekend and another update on the rules applying to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).
UK employers are facing many employment law issues as restrictions begin to be eased and more employees can come back to work.
Slowly, cautiously - and perhaps a little vaguely - the Prime Minister has told the country it can open for business. Footage the day following this announcement showed a rush-hour tube train packed with commuters.
Few would argue against it being easier to place an economy in lockdown during a pandemic than to enable it to emerge from lockdown safely. It is clear to most people that any changes will need to be gradual.
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
In the first Court of Appeal case on the UK's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ("the Scheme"), the court held that Debenhams' joint administrators would be taken to adopt furloughed employees'...
Clyde & Co
Further updates to the government's guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme were made on 30 April 2020 and 1 May 2020.
In this cross practice episode, Jessica Walker and Beth Brown talk about how trustees might deal with COVID-19, including continuing to run their schemes and thinking about the potential impact...
Nick looks at the current hot topic for employers. How should they handle a return to work by staff after lockdown and what are the issues likely to come up?
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The UK government has released its roadmap, "Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government's COVID-19 recovery strategy," as it looks to ease the lockdown over the coming months.
On 30 April 2020, the Government put out another updated version of the Guidance Note (the sixth by our count). Unlike many of the previous Guidance Notes, this guidance update is relatively helpful in clarifying a few areas.
The latest guidance from BEIS, published 13 May, confirms how holiday entitlement and holiday pay is to work during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Contrary to the fears of many commentators, we have had news of an extension to the UK Government's Furlough Scheme. Our latest update looks at the recent announcement from May 12, 2020, and the details we are awaiting.
Clyde & Co
This is our selection of the recent developments which we think will have the most significant impact on HR practice. This month the key development has been around the Coronavirus COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme.
McDermott Will & Emery
There have been further significant developments in relation to the UK Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme:
The UK Government has relaxed the Working Time Regulations 1998 ("WTR") on carrying over untaken annual leave due to the effects of COVID-19.
Employers face potential exposure to claims where furlough results in a reduction in pay.
April has been an extraordinary month for us all, employers, employees and employment
NOTE: This article was updated on May 13, 2020. Because the COVID-19 situation is dynamic, with new governmental measures each day, employers should consult with counsel
Clyde & Co
With effect from 6 April 2020, grieving parents may be eligible for parental bereavement leave and pay.