Markel Law Insights

Full HMRC guidance to extended furlough published

Retaining staff and customer details for NHS Test and Trace is now mandatory

When are employers required to pay Statutory Sick Pay to employees who are self-isolating due to coronavirus?

August 20, 2020 | Hannah Thomas

Calculating statutory redundancy pay and notice pay for furloughed workers

On 31 July 2020, the Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week's Pay) Regulations 2020 came into force (corresponding Regulations were introduced in Northern Ireland on 14 August 2020). These provide that furloughed employees whose pay has been reduced due to being on full or flexible furlough should have their notice pay and statutory redundancy pay calculated based on their pre-furlough pay. Read our blog to find out more.

August 20, 2020 | Hannah Thomas

Face Visors and Type II Face Masks for Close Contact Services

The Government has issued updated guidance on face masks and face coverings to apply in England for those working in close contact services. This includes hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, tattooists, sports and massage therapists, dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers. The guidance also applies to those who provide mobile close contact services from their homes and in other people's homes. Read our blog to find out more.

August 20, 2020 | Hannah Thomas

The Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs

In July, the Chancellor announced a package of measures to support jobs and with the aim of giving businesses the confidence to retain and hire staff. Read our blog to find out more.

August 19, 2020 | Hannah Thomas

Staffing considerations in the event of a local lockdown

Due to the public health requirement to introduce restrictions quickly to contain the spread of the virus, businesses may not have much time to prepare for new local measures before they take effect. For this reason, it is advisable to consider in advance how you will deal with employment issues in the event of local restrictions being introduced in your area. Read our blog to find out more.

August 18, 2020 | Rianda Markram

Data protection – updated ICO guidance

Business owners must remember to consider the rules around data protection when dealing with customers, staff and visitors, especially during this pandemic. The ICO has issued useful guidance for organisations, read our blog to find out more.