Furlough: advice for employers and employees

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a state-backed initiative which has been introduced in order to save jobs affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Under the scheme employers will be able to apply for 80% of the wages of employees on… Read on

Who pays redundancy when employer cannot?

Being made redundant is never easy. However, in most cases, if you’ve worked for your employer for at least two years, when you are made redundant, you’ll receive redundancy pay. But by the very nature of redundancy, if your employer… Read on

Working from home: legal issues

The future of work has arrived. Employers and employees need to adjust to a new relationship rapidly. Here is some advice, plus a warning or two, from Ben Power: Managing Partner of Springhouse Solicitors and seasoned employment lawyer. What remote… Read on

What should be in a contract of employment?

Your employer is required by law to provide all employees with a written copy of their contract of employment. It should detail the main and most important terms and conditions of your employment. This is very important. Your terms of… Read on

Written statements of employment changes

The rules surrounding the provision of written particulars, which are complicated enough already, are set to get a whole lot more complicated. Come 6th April this year they will put a number of new duties in place on employers. The… Read on

Dismissing an employee during their probation period

Recruiting the right new employee can be a costly and protracted process. So, what do you do when it becomes apparent that, for whatever reason, you will have to dismiss an employee during their probation period? Due diligence before dismissing… Read on

Changing an employment contract

There are a multitude of reasons why an employer may find it necessary to alter their employees’ terms and conditions.  However, changing an employment contract is not a straightforward procedure, with several associated legal issues. We outline what employers should… Read on

What are your rights with no contract of employment?

There may come a time at work when you need to check the precise terms of your contract of employment. This could be because a dispute has arisen between you and your employer, you want to check your entitlements because… Read on

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