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Settlement Agreements: Less Than 2 Years’ Employment

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There are many claims that an employee may not bring until they have been employed for at least 2 years (known as the Qualifying Period). These claims include some of those most commonly advanced by employees, including most unfair dismissal and constructive dismissal claims.

The Job Support Scheme

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The Government has introduced a new scheme (the Job Support Scheme) to replace the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which ends on 31 October 2020. The Job Support Scheme is designed to assist businesses that are facing decreased demand due to the circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.

Settlement Agreements: The Basics

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A Settlement agreement (formerly known as a compromise agreement) is a legally binding agreement between an employee and their employer by which the parties compromise an employee’s contractual and/or statutory claims. Settlement agreements are most commonly entered into on termination of employment, although they can be used where employment is continuing.

COVID-19: Homeworking Health & Safety

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The government has advised all employees to work from home unless it is not possible to do so. As a result, many businesses’ entire workforce is now based at home. The drastic change to working practices throws up a number of challenges. In this note, we focus on the health & safety implications.

UPDATE: IR35 POSTPONED

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On 17 March 2020 the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Steve Barclay, announced that the proposed extension to the Off Payroll Working Rules (IR35) would be postponed by 12 months to April 2021 while businesses cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.

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