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Inbrief05 September 2023
This Inbrief examines some of the legal challenges a buyer may face once the deal is done and integration is the number one focus – whether across its simple day to day operations, or in relation to more drastic steps such as restructuring and dismissals.
14 February 2023
If an employer is proposing to make 20 or more people redundant within 90 days, the obligation to collectively consult will be triggered. There are many different strands to this process and a number of legal obligations to comply with. We have created these infographics to help understand the process at a glance.
Inbrief12 September 2022
When businesses run into financial difficulties and need to reduce costs, the knee-jerk reaction is often to consider the scope for job cuts. But redundancies are not a cheap option and, if mistakes are made in the way redundancies are handled, further costs may be incurred on account of tribunal claims.
31 August 2022
Remote first, remote only, hybrid working, employers of record…these arrangements are fast becoming normal especially as employers have competed for global talent over the past 18 months and sought to grow despite the great resignation. As the global economy continues to change, what happens if you now need to make redundancies in a remote working world?
25 February 2022
As the furlough scheme has now ended, some employers are focused on cost-saving measures in the face of ongoing economic challenges.
10 March 2021
Employers may have to contemplate difficult decisions as they look ahead to the lasting effects of the pandemic, including potentially making redundancies. This article discusses whether now might be an opportune time for employers with no recognised trade union to set up a standing body for collective consultation purposes.
07 October 2020
Imminent changes in Employment Tribunal procedures are likely to reduce case backlogs and lead to claims progressing to a hearing more quickly in a climate in which employment disputes are increasing. How will this affect employers?
05 October 2020
The Chancellor has announced a new job retention bonus as part of its Plan for Jobs 2020. Employers who bring workers back from furlough and retain them in employment until the end of January 2021 will qualify for a £1,000 bonus payable after 15 February 2021. Further guidance on the scheme was published on 31 July and 2 October.
25 August 2020
As the furlough scheme starts to wind down and redundancies become more commonplace, employers may face a host of pay-related queries, grievances or claims from employees arising from the workplace upheaval caused by coronavirus.