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Employers risking fines for National Minimum Wage breaches

Businesses are at increased risk of landing heavy fines for unintentional National Minimum Wage (NMW) breaches, according to Grant Thornton UK.

Legal-ease: What HR needs to know about returning from furlough

HR magazine speaks to Simon Kerr-Davis, employment counsel at Linklaters about the legal implications of workers returning from furlough in part three of this month's cover story.

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.

Employers warned of looming deadline for EU workers to sort visas

Employers have been warned that the deadline for EU workers to have made their UK visa applications is fast approaching.

Protection from employee competition in the new normal

As lockdown is winding down and the economy is restarting, employers should be on the lookout for unlawful employee competition activity.

Increasing employment for young offenders

?On 9 July 2020, the government announced that it intends to amend the legislation concerning the disclosure of certain types of criminal records.

Repayment of furlough: transparency in overdrive?

The government's furlough scheme saw billions handed out, staving off the need for redundancies.

Collective redundancy and furlough leave: five points for HR to consider

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) may have been extended until the end of October but it is still only temporary, and employers should be planning their furlough exit strategies now.

Companies warned of mistakes when making furlough claims to HMRC

Companies need to be careful not to make mistakes when submitting furlough claims to HMRC, law firm Wright Hassall has warned.

What HR should know about England’s return to work guidance

The UK government has issued new guidance on how and when employees should return to work.

Will zero-hours contracts become the norm?

Employers across the economy are contending with workforce and operational challenges at a scale unknown in our lifetime.

IR35 legislation is 'inherently flawed and unfair' finds sub-committee

The Government’s framework to tackle tax avoidance by those in ‘off-payroll’ working has not worked properly in its 20-year history.

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