Coronavirus: Legal News Updates for Employees
EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATES
We will post regular articles here, soundbites, suggestions, legal news and helpful information for employees that you will find valuable during the COVID-19 outbreak.
You don't have to trawl through all the news websites to make sense of it all, at Lawson-West we are providing a quick summary and snapshot to help employees gather and understand the key employment news items on a regular basis.
Recent Coronavirus COVID-19 Articles:
NEW! Is an Employment Tribunal a Court? [29 Jan 2021]
- 10 Myths of Redundancy [26 Jan 2021]
See our 'Coronavirus and Your Place of Work' survey results here [Dec 2020]
- 5 Points to Negotiate a Favourable Settlement Agreement [14 Aug]
- Being made redundant while on Furlough - What are you entitled to? [30 July]
- 14-Day Travel Quarantine Period - Who Pays Employers or Employees? [30 July]
- Redundancy: Top 10 Myths Exposed [8 July]
- Government introduces 1-metre rule and shielding restrictions eased [23 Jun]
- Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Flexible Furlough Scheme [9 Jun]
- What is Furlough Leave? [24 March]
What is Furlough Leave and does it affect me?
- Coronavirus - FAQs for Employees [25 March]
Helpful Questions and Answers to help employees regarding the implications of this week's Coronavirus employment changes, including self-isolation, Furlough, holiday pay, and your rights as an employee.
- What Steps Should Employees Take?
Self-employed people (including those in partnerships) can claim for 80% of their earnings from HMRC during the Coronavirus outbreak - How will this work?
- Employees - Now Entitled to Sick Pay From Day 1
The Government says that employees off sick from work are entitled to £94.25 per week Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if too ill to work. Read more about the new rules.
- Help For the Self-Employed
The Government has introduced the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme where self-employed people (including those in partnerships) can claim for 80% of their earnings from HMRC during the Coronavirus outbreak. You can read more about the Scheme in this article.
- Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
This new scheme starts from the 1 March 2020 as is due to be up and running for claims by 30th April. How is the scheme structured?
- Coronavirus & Pregnancy - An Employer's Duty of Care
Your employer by law must ensure that your workplace is safe for you, this includes changing your working hours or conditions in order to reduce the risk.
- My Employer is Being Unreasonable, My Children Come First
If you need to take time-off from work to care for your children whilst the schools are closed, you might be shocked by your employer's reaction. They might say no.
Whether you are employed or self-employed, if you have any questions or concerns regarding the recent Coronavirus changes affecting your job and you'd like to discuss your employment and changes affecting you, please contact Lawson-West in total confidence. We're here to support you with employment advice at this time and we provide a free initial conversation to help guide you in the right direction.
Please contact one of our employment team members. We're here to support you with employment advice at this time.
You can also complete our online enquiry form.
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Sejal Patel, Solicitor, Employment Team
Lawson-West Solicitors, Leicester
In a Constructive Dismissal matter: "Sejal gave clear and concise instructions for me to follow, keeping me in the loop with excellent communication. Well done Sejal ! This has been tough - for me anyway."
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