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18 Jan 2021

The 10 trickiest employment law/HR questions relating to the latest lock down answered.

Our first webinar of 2021 answered the 10 trickiest employment law/HR questions relating to the latest lock down. We looked at: If people “request” to be furloughed, do we have to? Can an employee refuse to come back to work on the basis that it is not safe? Is it unfair not to furlough staff […]

13 Jan 2021

Lockdown 3.0. How is it for you?

In a strange way, for me it’s probably the most manageable of the various stages of the world with COVID that I’ve experienced. Please understand, that’s a low bar, but in comparison to how hard some of the last year has been, it feels better – and I am convinced this is because of my mindset […]

7 Jan 2021

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Looking Back January – named for the Roman god Janus, god of beginnings and transitions. A time to reflect on what is past and look forward to what is to come. What a year it has been! Unsurprisingly, at mpm our focus last year was very often on the constant changes wrought by a global pandemic. Furlough […]

9 Dec 2020

Webinar: A work from anywhere future?

The world has changed significantly during 2020, and one of the positive effects of the global pandemic is the acceleration of remote working as a viable business tool.  Our Sarah Wilder and Verity Saxon were joined by Lucy Reid, Director – Global Employee Services at RMS to talk about the possibility of  work from anywhere […]

23 Nov 2020

Working from anywhere: The new normal or a chance to reset?

What do you need to know about making remote working work, and is this your chance to press the reset button on your company’s approach? Webinar on Tuesday 1st December 2020, 10-11am In the first episode of this webinar series, Sarah Wilder and Verity Saxon, Employment Law Specialists at mpm legal will be taking you through the key HR issues that you need […]

11 Nov 2020

Furlough extension – (lots of) guidance now issued

After waiting all day yesterday for the full guidance dealing with the extended furlough scheme, this finally went live early yesterday evening. While we didn’t quite feel the need to burn the midnight oil to read all of this, it has been our first job for this morning. Quite a few of our clients have […]

5 Nov 2020

More furlough – now to the end of March 2021!

Rishi Sunak has announced that the furlough scheme will be extended to 31 March 2021. Up to 80% of usual salary will be available for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month, and for the period to 31 January 2021. The percentage may be reviewed for February and March, and (we […]

30 Oct 2020

Over 60% of the UK’s workforce are now remote working, so what do you need to know from a HR perspective?

After the latest message from the Government that office workers should stay at home if they can, coupled with the increasing number of local lockdowns that we are now seeing across the nation, so many employers are reverting to remote working for the foreseeable future. But is it that simple to just ask employees to work from home?…We would love […]

22 Oct 2020

Webinar: Getting ready for the new 2021 immigration rules

Significant changes to the UK’s business immigration processes are happening from 1st January 2021. Our business immigration lawyers Adrienne Hardy and Peter Beisty sat down to discuss these changes and what practical steps your business needs to take now if it wishes to employ workers from the EU from 2021. You can view a recording […]

15 Oct 2020

A Flexible World? Four experts discuss changes to the way we work as a result of the Global Pandemic.

For those of you who missed our Flexible Working Webinar in the summer, you can now watch at your leisure as Sarah Wilder discusses flexible working in the post-Covid world with her special guests Sarah Sen and Faye Towers (HR legends) and Pete Wilder (Real Estate whizz) – a powerhouse of flexible workers!