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Category: Employment

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The 7 Furlough Facts That Every Employer Should Know

With the ever changing rules around furlough, it is imperative that employers have the right information if they have, or intend to, use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), otherwise referred to as the Government’s furlough scheme. In brief, the CJRS/furlough scheme is a Government grant to employers that have staff which are unable to…


Ison Harrison Throws Legal Advice Lifeline To Businesses With Launch Of ‘In-House’ Employment Law Retainer Service

Press Release – June 2021 Yorkshire law firm, Ison Harrison, has launched a new employment law and HR service after individual case enquiries increased by almost two-thirds since the start of the year. The firm has introduced an innovative ‘in-house’ retainer service, helping businesses navigate difficult workplace issues with unlimited access to first-class legal advice…


Exit Payments Regulation Reversal Could Lead To Public Sector Windfall

Public sector workers who have received exit payments for leaving their post, may be due for a cash windfall after the Government agreed to revoke a cap on the figure they could receive. The Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 only came into force last November, and set a cap of £95,000 on…

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Fire & Rehire Tactics On The Rise Due To Pandemic

For most industries, the Coronavirus pandemic has caused serious issues, and this has led to cost-cutting to ensure that companies have the reserves to survive whatever the future holds. This approach has led to a rise in companies using the ‘fire & rehire’ approach to force their employees to change to contracts with fewer benefits….

Legally Speaking Webinar: How to Grow Your Business Through Talented Staff

We are delighted to announce that the first of our free Legally Speaking webinars will take place on Wednesday 13th January 10.30am – 11.30am. Partnering with some genuinely talented speakers Emma Easton, Anna Masheter and Nick Green and lead by Richard Coulthard, Partner and Head of Corporate at Ison Harrison, this event is aimed at ambitious and growing businesses…

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Understanding Discrimination in the Workplace

If you have Erb’s Palsy, or any disability, you should be comfortable in your workplace.  You should be afforded the same opportunities as your colleagues, and adjustments should be made to the work environment to facilitate this. If you suspect you are being discriminated against at work, you should seek advice. In order to assist…

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Settlement Agreement Scheme Will Help With COVID Job Losses

Ison Harrison have launched a ‘same day’ settlement agreement scheme to help employees with the expected surge of redundancies in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Just this week, major companies across the UK have announced up to 12,000 job losses, as redundancies start to become the norm in the run-up to the Government’s furlough…

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Reopening Of Schools And Workplaces During The Coronavirus Pandemic – The Employment Law Issues

Following the announcement by the Government that schools would see a gradual phased reopening, Ison Harrison has had a steady flow of enquiries from teachers querying their rights. Many are naturally concerned at feeling pressured to return to work whilst there is still a very real risk of catching Covid-19. This feature discusses the rights…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Portal Opens and HMRC Updates Furlough Scheme Guidance

There have been two important developments for businesses. Firstly, and importantly HMRC have from today started accepting applications for payments under the Job Retention Scheme (JRS). HMRC chief executive Jim Harra told the BBC’s Today programme that employers had made 67,000 job claims in the first 30 minutes of the scheme operating. The portal can…

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Employment Law Q&A: Coronavirus In The Workplace

In light of the prediction that infection rates for the Coronavirus epidemic could potentially affect 60% of the population, what are the legal implications and obligations in the workplace? Our Head of Employment Law Yunus Lunat addressees some of the common questions and issues that are being raised by our clients: As an employer, can…