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D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Case update: Gwynedd Council v Barratt
This week we will touch upon the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision handed down in Gwynedd Council v Barratt in relation to redundancy processes and the lessons that can be learnt from this.
Flexible Furlough – FAQs
he Government has now published its guidance on flexible furlough and has updated the current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme setting out what changes will take effect from 1 July 2020 and any further changes thereafter.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Changing terms and conditions of employment
As the economic hit caused by COVID-19 pushes the UK closer to a recession, employers are starting to consider how to handle the crisis within their workforce by making redundancies and or changing terms of conditions of employment to reduce operating costs.
Gas Safety Certificates and Section 21 – Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760
The Court of Appeal handed down judgment on whether a landlord’s failure to provide a gas safety certificate (prior to a tenant’s occupation) prevents a landlord later relying on a Section 21 notice.
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill: steps company secretaries should take
Company secretaries servicing organisations in both the private and voluntary sector will have breathed a collective sigh of relief that the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill is making rapid progress through the chambers of Parliament.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Quarantine: what the new travel restrictions mean for employers
This blog seeks to explain the rules around the new quarantine guidance and what to do if your employees go abroad this summer.
Buying or selling a care home: Preliminary legal issues to consider
This article highlights some of the key legal and structural considerations to bear in mind at the outset of any care home or care business acquisition and to help the process run as smoothly as possible.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Updated Guidelines from ACAS on Equal Pay
In commemoration of the Equal Pay Act’s 50th anniversary, ACAS has published updated guidance on Equal Pay.
The Future of Furlough – 1st release of the detail
Employers are already starting to think about their remobilisation plans and the news that ‘flexible furloughing' can happen from July rather than August will be welcome as employers start to scale up activities.
Update: Non-ACM Building Safety Fund – what should RPs next steps be?
The Government has issued its prospectus for the promised £1billion fund to remediate non-ACM cladding. RPs will need to decide before 31 July whether they (or, where applicable, a group entity) should register for the Fund.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Confidentiality as a COT3 condition
In Duchy Farm Kennels Limited v Graham William Steels, the High Court held that a breach of a confidentiality clause in a COT3 agreement was not a condition of the agreement and therefore its breach did not bring the agreement to an end.
Update: Building Safety Fund
In March 2020, the Government announced that it would be launching a new £1bn Building Safety Fund (“the Fund”) to provide funding to both public and private sector building owners for the remediation of external wall systems containing dangerous non-aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding in buildings over 18m.