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Furlough Fraud; Returning to Work; Holiday Pay in Relation to Furlough

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 03/07/2020 Some businesses are asking furloughed workers to work, despite this being in direct contravention of the job retention scheme’s rules, research has found – with one expert calling this a “blatant abuse of the system”. A poll of 2,000 furloughed employees across the UK found 34 per cent had been ask...
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Webinar Recordings NI Coronavirus/Covid-19
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An Inspector Calls

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 24/06/2020 It was reported earlier this year that calls to the HSA /HSE dramatically increased – in particular employee concerns about workplace safety around Covid-19. What is the role of a Health Inspector and what are they looking for when investigating an incident? This article outlines what factors ...
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Health and Safety Policies and Procedures Coronavirus/Covid-19
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COVID-19 Emergency Working Group Meeting Notes 17/6/2020

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 18/06/2020 The NI CBI Covid-19 Emergency working group meets regularly to discuss matters relating to the Coronavirus pandemic for NI Employers. The notes below are from the most recent meeting. General re-start feedback Office returns increasingly thought about, some firms slower than others. Shared am...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Update on the CJRS and Flexible Furlough

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 18/06/2020 Jones Cassidy Brett Solicitors summarise the latest amendments to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in this latest update. Click here to read the article
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Coronavirus Employment Update 12/6/2020

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 12/06/2020 Business Reopening All non-essential retailers can reopen in Northern Ireland from Today, Stormont's economy minister has said. Pressure had been building on Stormont ministers to name a date, as only large retailers and shops in retail parks could open from Monday 8th June. In the Republic of I...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Presidential Guidance - The Industrial Tribunals and The Fair Employment Tribunal

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 12/06/2020 The President of the Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal has issued updated guidance on the Tribunals' work in relation to the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Click on the link below to open this guidance: https://www.legal-island.com/globalassets/pdf-documents/Presidential-...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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Creating a COVID-19 Safe Workplace

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 11/06/2020 Creating a Covid-19 Safe Workplace The Coronavirus pandemic has brought workplace health and safety issues into sharp focus. Employers are rightly concerned not only about ensuring they can provide safe systems of work for their employees but also avoiding any allegations of negligence. The HSENI...
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Health and Safety Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Annual Leave Update

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 10/06/2020 This update from Jones Cassidy Brett Solicitors provides a summary of the current position on annual leave during the pandemic. Things have moved on significantly since we did our last briefing on annual leave on 3 April. So we thought it would be useful to issue a summary of the current position o...
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Pay and Conditions of Employment Coronavirus/Covid-19
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HR Update – June 2020

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 09/06/2020 During the Covid-19 pandemic, one thing has remained clear – the HR profession has never been busier, or more in demand. Conscious of the need for relevant and timely guidance we have endeavoured to ensure we have a wide range of articles and webinars to help our HR colleagues cope with the increa...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Changes to the Job Retention Scheme; 'Flexible Furlough'

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 05/06/2020 Scott Alexander from Legal Island discusses your employment law questions with Seamus McGranaghan from the employment team at O'Reilly Stewart solicitors. This webinar recording will address questions on recent changes to the job retention scheme, including the potential for employees to work part-...