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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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Case Law

Perkins v The Best Connection Group Ltd [2021]

Posted in: Case Law on 14/07/2021 The claimant registered with the respondent, an employment agency, in June 2019. The claimant worked on various assignments from June 2019 until the Coronavirus Lockdown was announced in March 2020. There was uncertainty as to whether furlough would be given as the respondent had cash-flow concer...
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Working Time and Leave Coronavirus/Covid-19
Features

If employees willingly provided a personal email addresses and these were subsequently used to contact them at home during the Covid Lockdown, is this a breach of data protection?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A NI on 06/07/2021 If employees provide personal email addresses at the start of their employment and their personal email addresses were used to contact them while they worked from home during the Coronavirus Lockdown, is this a breach of data protection? It will be important to check the content of your privacy not...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act Coronavirus/Covid-19
Features

How did the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme change on 1st July 2021?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A NI on 06/07/2021 From July 2021, employers will be required to make a 10% contribution to furlough pay. This will increase to 20% for August and September 2021. HMRC guidance operational from 1 July 2021 states: The government will pay 70% of wages up to a maximum of £2,187.50 for the hours that the employee is on...
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Pay and Conditions of Employment Coronavirus/Covid-19
Features

NI Employment Law: What We Learned Last Quarter (Q2 2021)

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 05/07/2021 Every three months we update you with some of the key developments in employment law and practice affecting the Northern Ireland workplace in the quarter. You’ll find many more learning points on the Northern Ireland Employment Law Hub, but here are a few highlights from quarter 2 of 2021 - click o...
Features

Placing Children In Schools – We Must Do Better

Posted in: Cassidy's Comments on 02/07/2021 We have all felt huge compassion for the plight of children who have not succeeded in getting into the school of their choice following the release of placements as a result of this year’s amended transfer process. Those involved in schools and education administration will have been well aware of ...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
Features

When Coffee isn’t Enough… Combatting Work Place Fatigue In Remote Workers

Posted in: HR Updates on 24/06/2021 ‘I’ll get round to it soon – I’m just too tired.’ ‘I just don’t have the energy. The tank is empty.’ ‘I don’t have time to stop and rest.’ How many of us have been feeling like this recently? Our self-imposed expectation of having to ‘keep it all together’ during the Covid pandemic and our fear o...
Features

Flexible Remote Working Policies - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How do I handle it NI on 15/06/2021 For June 2021, we have asked the employment team at Tughans to provide practical answers to unusual, sensitive, or complex work-related queries. We call this feature “How do I handle it?” The articles are aimed at HR professionals and other managers who may need to deal from time to time with the l...
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Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures Coronavirus/Covid-19
Features

Has the Pandemic Taught us any Important Lessons?

Posted in: Cassidy's Comments on 10/06/2021 As we tentatively move out of the long dark tunnel of the Covid 19 experience, blinking nervously in the sunlight of somewhat brighter days, it is perhaps an appropriate time to reflect on what has happened to us as individuals and as members of society. One background theme has been the struggle b...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
Features

In Brief: Important Updates from May 2021

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 07/06/2021 This month's In Brief looks at a number of Covid-19 related developments, including a new guide to NI workplace vaccinations from the Labour Relations Agency. A Practical Guide to the COVID-19 Vaccination and the Workplace The LRA has published the above guide. This guide sets out some of the key c...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
Case Law

Ham v ESL BBSW Ltd [2021]

Posted in: Case Law on 03/06/2021 The claimant commenced employment with the respondent as an area supervisor relating to cleaning services. The issue culminating on the dismissal of the claimant arose on 30th March 2020 after the Prime Minister had announced the start of lockdown as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. On 30th Ma...
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Unfair Dismissal Coronavirus/Covid-19