Step 1: Establish whether there is a genuine redundancy situation
When could a redundancy situation arise?
A redundancy situation can arise where, for example:
Employers should be aware that:
In a series of recent appointments Eaton Smith is delighted to announce the appointment of Karen Roberts as Associate Solicitor in their family law team. Karen has over 20 years’ experience as a family solicitor mainly focussing on child care work. Prior to joining Eaton Smith she worked as a Partner in a... Read More →
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The directors of a property management company ran into a brick wall when they tried to boost their benefits package before transferring to a new employer under the TUPE employment protection regulations.
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Companies looking to protect their business by relying on non-compete clauses for key employees should check that any post-termination restrictions are reasonable.
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Schools for most children remain closed and it creates a really big problem if an employee has been asked to return to work but they cannot do so because of the need to provide childcare.
What are the options for employees?
On 28th May 2020 the Prime Minister announced that the tests for easing the lockdown restrictions have been met and today, Phase 2 of the restart has commenced. The announcement of Phase 2 was supported by the launch of the Test and Trace system.
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On Friday 29th May, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“Scheme”) was amended again. Please see below a summary of the main points of the latest updates to the Scheme.
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Eaton Smith's employment law experts have created a package of documents to assist employers through this unprecedented time. The package of 12 documents includes template policies and letters on matters such as: