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The retail industry and the exit strategy from Covid-19

19 Jan 2021

As we settle in to our third lockdown it might not be easy for businesses to think about the future and plan their "exit strategy". However, could this latest lockdown provide a unique opportunity for businesses to think outside the box, critique the way they operate and how they utilise their…

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Acas Early Conciliation - New Rules

19 Jan 2021

A claim to an employment tribunal must usually be made within 3 months less 1 day. This is known as the 'limitation date'. For example, if an employee wants to claim for unfair dismissal, they have 3 months less 1 day from the date their employment ended to make the claim. However this is with…

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Employment Law Changes 2021 - Impact on Property & Construction Industries

18 Jan 2021

Under the new lockdown restrictions, the government has urged all employees to work from home unless they cannot "reasonably" do so. The very nature of the construction sector means that this is not possible for construction workers and so despite the tighter restrictions they can thankfully…

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CJRS Update 1 December 2020: Holiday Pay

02 Dec 2020

Holiday pay over the festive period You will be aware that furloughed employees continue to accrue leave as per their employment contract. However, please note that businesses can only place employees on furlough in circumstances where coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting your operations.…

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New time limits for furlough claims

20 Nov 2020

The Government has changed the deadlines for employers lodging furlough claims with HMRC. Claims from 1 November 2020 must be submitted by 11.59pm 14 calendar days after the month you are claiming for. Claim for furlough days in Claim must be submitted by…

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The Importance of Policies

17 Nov 2020

CASE UPDATE: The Board of Governors of IQRA Community Primary School (Respondent) Ms F Mansur (Claimant) Background Ms Mansur was a Teaching Assistant at the Respondent school. The Claimants initial claim was direct sex/race discrimination, and unfair dismissal. There were…

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Forbes Solicitors Launches Business 'Sounding Board'

10 Nov 2020

Forbes Solicitors Launches Business 'Sounding Board' In collaboration with business leaders and advisers across the region, Forbes Solicitors is launching its latest initiative, the Sounding Board. This will provide the opportunity for businesses to access a complimentary one-hour…

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