Latest in Coronavirus/COVID-19

The latest work-related advice regarding coronavirus/COVID-19. Obviously, advice changes quickly and we advise all readers to read the latest articles or listen back to the latest webinars for the most up to date information. Please take appropriate legal and other advice before taking action.

The latest work-related advice regarding coronavirus/COVID-19. Obviously, advice changes quickly and we advise all readers to read the latest articles or listen back to the latest webinars for the most up to date information. Please take appropriate legal and other advice before taking action.

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Holidays and Coronavirus – Carryover of Leave

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 20/11/2020 The emergency legislation, The Working Time (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020, relaxes the restriction on carrying over the four weeks' leave derived from the Working Time Directive (WTD) with effect from 26 March 2020. What Has Been Amended? Regulation 15 has been amen...
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Working Time and Leave Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Furlough Extended – Further Guidance

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 11/11/2020 The Government further updated its guidance on the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) last night. We have summarised the key new points below since our last briefing on 3 November. 1. Extended to March 2021 – The CJRS has now been extended to 31 March 2021. For claim periods up to ...
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COVID-19 Restrictions: Government Support for Closed Businesses; Disciplinary Issues & Remote Working

Posted in: 'Any Questions' Webinar Recordings on 06/11/2020 In this month’s webinar recording Seamus McGranaghan and Scott Alexander discuss all manner of employment law issues, including Government support for businesses closed under Covid-19 restrictions, remote working and disciplinary issues arising from breaches of Covid-19 restrictions. The Recording ...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Coronavirus/Covid-19
Features

The Global Pandemic; What's There To Be Thankful About?

Posted in: HR Updates on 06/11/2020 With the dark nights now upon us, a global pandemic, circuit breaker and news of a further lockdown in England it can be difficult not to feel down at times. Never-ending news stories of doom and gloom have predominated our TVs, radios and social media channels for months now as the second surge o...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
Features

Learning To Live With Covid-19 In Schools

Posted in: Cassidy's Comments on 06/11/2020 Comments by the Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael Mc Bride on Cool FM radio at the weekend have ignited a debate about whether it would be better to close schools or instead keep the hospitality sector closed to reduce coronavirus transmission rates. He is arguing that one or other option will be ne...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
Features

Furlough Extension

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 05/11/2020 Just when everyone was getting to grips with the new Job Support Scheme (JSS), the Government extends the existing Furlough scheme. The extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) announced on 31 October 2020 is U.K. wide and so covers eligible employers and employees in Northern Ireland. Joa...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Can redundancy consultations be carried out remotely?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A NI on 03/11/2020 Yes, there is no statutory requirement for redundancy consultations to be carried out face-to-face. However, consultation conducted remotely must ensure that consultation is fair and meaningful. Consultation should also begin when redundancy proposals are at a formative stage. In practice this mean...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Are employees who are at risk of redundancy covered by the JSS?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A NI on 03/11/2020 The JSSC and JSSO do not apply if employees are made redundant or are given notice of redundancy during the period for which their employer is claiming the grant for them. Employers will not be able to claim reimbursement for unworked hours of an employee who has either been made redundant or is un...
Features

What are the main changes to the Job Support Scheme announced on 22 October 2020?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A NI on 03/11/2020 On 31 October 2020, the UK government announced an extension of the furlough scheme until the end of November, meaning that the Job Support Scheme (“JSS”) will now not commence until 1 December 2020. Nevertheless, it is still worthwhile noting the changes to the JSS announced on 22 October 2020. On...
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Pay and Conditions of Employment Coronavirus/Covid-19
Features

[Updated] New Job Support Scheme - Key Points

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 22/10/2020 The Government introduced the New Job Support Scheme (JSS) on 24th September to support viable jobs in businesses which are facing lower demand over the winter months due to COVID-19 after the closure of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) on 31 October 2020. On 22nd October, the government...
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