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Employment

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update

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The Government has recently updated its Guidance for employers who are claiming wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wages-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme Employers should be aware of the tight deadlines that have been set out for making claims under the newly extended scheme.  For example, you only have until 30 November 2020 to submit outstanding claims for…

What constitutes a disability?

James Monk - Colour

Case update (Sullivan v Bury Street Capital Ltd) Following a personal relationship with a woman Mr Sullivan became convinced that he was being monitored and followed by Russian gangsters connected to that woman.  In July 2013 the employer became aware that Mr Sullivan was in a ‘bad place psychologically and physically’, he was sweating and…

Thursfields’ to host COVID-free webinar on employment and HR

Helena Morrissey Lisa Kemp James Monk

A special COVID-free webinar focusing on the latest employment and HR issues is to be held by Thursfields Solicitors at the beginning of next month. The law firm’s HR Exchange event is entitled “A break from COVID-19” and will take place via Zoom on Thursday 3 December from 10am to 11am. The three senior Thursfields…

Introducing “Flex-Ability”

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on business, both financially and from a ‘human’ perspective.  Whilst some businesses have thrived, many have already fallen victim to the virus and have closed down.  In order to survive, a huge number of companies have taken advantage of the Government’s Job Retention Scheme and placed employees…

Long standing Midlands finance recruitment specialists complete management buy-out

Tim Edwards Colour

CY Executive Resourcing Ltd, a specialist recruitment company for the finance and accounting sector, has welcomed new owners following a management buy-out. Cynthia Parker, who was the founder and chief executive of the Worcester-based company, was helped by Thursfields Solicitors, to sell the business for an undisclosed sum to fellow directors. The new owners are…

Thursfields offers free employment consultations in return for survey

Employment Law Team 2020

Businesses keen to build more flexibility into their workforce and working practices in response to changing economic conditions are being offered a free employment law consultation by Thursfields Solicitors. Thursfields’ Employment Law Solicitors are offering the free of charge telephone consultation to any company who answers a short online survey. Helena Morrissey, director of the…

Covert recording brings overt cost award | Employment Law

James Monk - Colour

Facts & findings of the case In the recent case of Tan v Copthorne Hotels an employment tribunal made a large costs award against Mr Tan. It is a noteworthy case as not only did they award Copthorne Hotels the sum of £432,000, which is one of the largest awards for of costs against an…

The new Job Support Scheme

Helena Morrissey Colour

Given that the impact of the covid pandemic is going to be with us for some time to come, it is perhaps not surprising that the government has announced further job support measures to help preserve some jobs when the current job retention (or ‘furlough’) scheme comes to an end.  The emphasis is, however, on…

Settlement Agreements – What Employers need to know

Lisa Kemp

Settlement Agreements are often used to bring an employment relationship to an end where a mutual parting of ways is preferred over a compulsory dismissal. It is a legally binding contract between an employee and employer which usually gives the employee money in return for their agreement not to sue the employer.  Settlement Agreements can…

Six of the best alternatives to redundancy as furlough winds down

Lisa Kemp

Many businesses may consider making redundancies as the government’s furlough scheme winds down, but Thursfields Solicitors has highlighted various less draconian options. Lisa Kemp, an associate director in the Employment department at Thursfields says these measures could enable companies to retain valuable members of staff during the difficult economic period ahead, rather than losing them….

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