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24 Jun 2020

Flexible furlough webinar

Our latest webinar looked at the changes to the furlough scheme and what to think about when bringing furloughed employees back on a part time basis.

8 Jun 2020

Thoughts on returning to work

As I sit here in my home office, and the country starts to think about reopening, I have been contemplating what the new “normal” will look like. (OK, it’s not really a home office but my conservatory, which is unbearably hot most of the day and freezing the rest of the time, and is the […]

5 Jun 2020

Changes to the furlough scheme

In this webinar, we look at the changes to the furlough scheme including contribution rates and flexible furloughing, and we also answer various questions on bringing employees back to work both full and part-time.

2 Jun 2020

Redundancy and Covid-19 webinar

mpm legal live webinar. For those of you who missed our live webinar on Redundancy and Covid-19, we’ve posted it here.

15 May 2020

Furlough and Holiday

This week, the Government published its guidance on the thorny question of whether furloughed staff can take holiday, and whether employers can force them to take it. Below I have set out the key points of the guidance, but we do have to warn you that legally it does still remain a knotty problem. This […]

20 Nov 2019

Menopause – Breaking the Taboo

The menopause is something all women go through, usually later in life, and the trend for employees to work for longer brings with it the importance of considering of issues that come with.   This issue is specific to women, but it’s important that all staff understand the impact, which can be immense. ACAS has recently […]

19 Sep 2019

Family Matters

As the second stage of measures by the government to implement the Good Work Plan in response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, views are being sought on family leave and pay. What do you need to know? There are proposals to reform the current maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and unpaid parental […]

23 Aug 2019

Can restrictive covenants restrict themselves?

Employees come and go and often employers will want to prevent their ex-employees from working for competitors. Recently, in Tilman v Egon Zehnder there was a breakthrough in the severance of restrictive covenants. In this case, Tilman was a senior employee and partner for recruitment business Egon Zehnder but her employment ended in January 2017 […]

22 Aug 2019

Collective Bargaining

The rules regarding trade unions and what employers can and cannot do in regards to them can be a particularly tricky and grey area for employers. However, some light has recently been shed by the Court of Appeal in the case of Kostal UK v Dunkley regarding s145B of the Trade Union and Labour Relations […]

21 Aug 2019

Secret recordings – just part of the package now?

If you asked the ordinary person if secretly recording a conversation breaks trust and confidence the majority would probably say yes. However, recently in the Employment Appeal Tribunal this was not the case. In the case of Phoenix House Ltd v Stockman, Stockman worked as a financial accountant for Phoenix House she complained of unfair […]