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Government sets out details of new UK points-based immigration system coming into force from 1 January 2021

Government sets out details of new UK points-based immigration system coming into force from 1 January 2021

After much anticipation, the Home Secretary announced on 19 February, the introduction of the new Points-Based System (PBS), timed to coincide with the UK’s full withdrawal from the EU by the end of the year. ...

Article by Sundeep Rathod (Senior Associate and Head of Business Immigration) March 12, 2020

Acas updates its advice on working safely during coronavirus

Acas updates its advice on working safely during coronavirus

Following the relaxation of lockdown measures for businesses in England on 4 July, Acas has updated its advice on returning to work safely. Everyone should: (a) work from home if they can; (b) follow the ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton July 14, 2020

The return to work: managing the fallout from furlough

The return to work: managing the fallout from furlough

Owing to the pandemic, an estimated 7.5 million UK jobs were put on furlough between 20 April and 10 May 2020. With that figure coming close to almost a quarter of the British population, the ...

Article by Alastair Currie, Employment Partner - Bevan Brittan July 10, 2020

As the UK prepares to set its own laws, what does the future hold for employment law?

As the UK prepares to set its own laws, what does the future hold for employment law?

This article appeared in issue 188 of theHRDIRECTOR publication and, during our edit, we unintentionally made a change which misconstrued one particular detail. Obviously, we know very well that detail matters in law and so ...

Article by Beverley Sunderland, Managing Director - Crossland Employment Solicitors July 3, 2020

SSP for those notified via ‘track and trace’ to self-isolate at home

SSP for those notified via ‘track and trace’ to self-isolate at home

The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No 4) Regulations 2020 have come into force making amendments to the Statutory Sick Pay (General) Regulations 1982 to provide that an individual who has been told, by ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton June 3, 2020

Treasury announces new package of measures to support job retention and creation

Treasury announces new package of measures to support job retention and creation

HM Treasury has published 'Policy paper: A Plan for Jobs 2020' which contains a package of measures for the second phase of the Government’s response to support jobs during the Covid 19 pandemic by giving ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton July 13, 2020

Acas have published new guidance on suspending an employee from work

Acas have published new guidance on suspending an employee from work

Acas has published new guidance on suspension, where an employee continues to be employed but does not have to attend work or do any work. The guidance covers suspension as part of a disciplinary procedure, ...

Article by Makbool Javaid June 26, 2018

Proportionality of disability-related dismissal requires balancing exercise

Proportionality of disability-related dismissal requires balancing exercise

The EAT’s decision in Department of Work and Pensions v Boyers is a reminder of how the law applies to objective justification in S.15 of the Equality Act 2010 claims where it is established that ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton July 7, 2020

New research finds 44% of carers struggling to combine work and care

New research finds 44% of carers struggling to combine work and care

The CIPD and University of Sheffield report ‘Supporting working carers’ examines the ability of working carers to combine caring responsibilities with paid employment. Almost 3.7 million employees are working carers and for about 2.6 million ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton July 8, 2020

Parental pay while on furlough to be calculated on usual earnings

Parental pay while on furlough to be calculated on usual earnings

The Maternity Allowance, Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay, Statutory Shared Parental Pay and Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (Normal Weekly Earnings etc.) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 came into force on 25 April ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton May 4, 2020