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From thought leadership pieces to basic training resources, our lawyers regularly produce leaflets, briefings, newsletters and brochures. Our aim is to help keep our clients ahead of the curve.

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The Job Support Scheme
The Chancellor announced his new Job Support Scheme earlier today, which will be introduced from 1 November 2020 when the current Furlough Scheme expires.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Test and Trace for Employers – Take away points
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has recently published guidance for employers on Covid-19 testing and contact tracing.  
LGPS Deferred Debt Agreements: What will they mean for participating employers?
Following a consultation undertaken during May – July 2019, the Government announced in August 2020 that it was going to legislate for so-called Deferred Debt Agreements (DDAs) to be lawfully concluded between an LGPS Fund and an admitted employer.
Homeworking – The big 5 points to consider
The Covid-19 restrictions have shone the spotlight on agile working in a way never before seen. 
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: The Government’s response to proposed extensions to family-friendly rights
Last week, the Government published its response to the House of Common’s Petitions Select Committee's recommendations that certain family-friendly rights be extended in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: K v L
Last week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held in K v L that it was unfair to dismiss an employee for a crime that he was charged with but not prosecuted for, where the evidence was inconclusive.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: New government guidance for employees self-isolating after returning to the UK
As coronavirus symptoms can take up to 14 days to appear, individuals travelling abroad must self-isolate for 14 days on arrival unless they are travelling from a country or territory within a travel corridor, a common travel area, or a British overseas territory.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Redundancy: doing the right thing
With the UK now officially in a recession, and the furlough scheme winding down, many employers are considering making redundancies in an attempt to protect their businesses.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: The backlog of cases in the Employment Tribunals and using this to your advantage
This week, the Minutes for the 41st Employment Tribunals National User Group meeting held on 30 June 2020 were published.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Draft Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020
Last week, the Government published the draft Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) introducing the long-awaited £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments.
New Regulations – Statutory entitlements for furloughed employees
The Regulations, which came into force on 31 July 2020, ensure that various statutory entitlements will not be reduced for employees who have been furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: EAT considers the chronology for assessing the legal test for Disability
In our new blog, we discuss the case of Khorochilova v Euro Rep Limited, and the reminder it serves to employers.