Employment law

Hot topic: The politics of furlough, part one

Heralded as a safety net by many, the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has supported the livelihoods of 9.6 million people and 1.2 million businesses to date.


Employer guide on domestic abuse support published amid rise in cases during coronavirus lockdown

The CIPD and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published a guide to help employers provide support to employees experiencing domestic abuse.

Job Support Scheme offers lifeline to some businesses

?The UK’s Job Support Scheme has created new measures to help secure the jobs of workers hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

European employers expecting to shed staff as government support dries up

More than half (59%) of European employers are expecting to make staff redundant once government support comes to an end, according to new research from employment and labour law practice Littler.

Pandemic has caused career crisis for parents and carers

Many employers may not be giving fair treatment to parents and carers whose work has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study by Karian and Box and the Global Institute for...

Chancellor says furlough has worked but Labour calls for successor scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has hailed the government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) a success but Labour has called for a successor to the scheme as well as a ban on “fire and re-hire” methods.

UK facing 450,000 job losses this autumn

Nearly half a million redundancies could be seen this autumn alone in the UK according to estimates from the Institute for Employment Studies (IES).

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extension requested by MPs

?MPs have asked chancellor Rishi Sunak to consider a targeted extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to avoid mass unemployment.

UK's top family-friendly employers named for 2020

Working Families has announced its annual list of family-friendly employers in the UK.

Why providing flexibility could cost companies dearly

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically accelerated the shift towards more flexible working practices across the economy.

UK faces a 'tsunami' of unemployment in the Autumn

?The TUC is encouraging the government to create a new job protection and upskilling programme as the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) comes to a close next month.

Black Voices Report renews call for mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting

A third (33%) of black employees feel ethnicity will be a barrier to their next career move despite them arguing they are more driven than white employees.

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