Commentary and analysis

All items: Redundancy

  • COVID-related employment cases: 10 key lessons for employers

    Date:
    19 November 2021

    Employment tribunals have been deciding coronavirus-related cases throughout 2021. We set out 10 key first-instance rulings related to the pandemic and highlight what lessons employers can learn from them.

  • April 2021 employment law changes: Five things for HR to do

    Date:
    9 March 2021

    While continuing to deal with the impact of coronavirus, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the usual raft of April employment law changes. In April 2021, these changes include the extension of IR35 reforms to the private sector, a tweak to the national minimum wage age bands, and increases to statutory redundancy pay and statutory maternity pay.

  • Employment law changes: Seven major proposals that may progress in 2021

    Date:
    1 February 2021

    Many proposed employment law changes that the Government has put forward in the last few years have stalled, mainly as a result of the focus on Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic. Which proposals could be resurrected in 2021 and what would they mean for employers?

  • Top 10 COVID-related claims employers could face in 2021

    Date:
    8 December 2020

    We highlight 10 employment tribunal claims related to the coronavirus pandemic that employers could face in 2021 and beyond.

  • Employment law: Seven key tasks for HR in 2021

    Date:
    11 November 2020

    2020 was the year that HR was required to react to the unexpected, but it's now time to plan for the known challenges in the coming year. We look at what HR can do to prepare for 2021.

  • Covid-19 and recession: Is redundancy the only option?

    Date:
    15 September 2020

    With job losses never far from the headlines and the end of the furlough scheme looming, businesses are evaluating the future shape of their workforce. Adam Penman explains how HR should approach redundancy decisions and reflects on the alternatives.

  • Should you enforce restrictive covenants during a pandemic?

    Date:
    25 August 2020

    Non-compete clauses and other restrictive covenants are often used to prevent an employee from taking an organisation's commercial secrets to a competitor when they leave. But is it fair to enforce them when job opportunities are limited? Imogen Finnegan, senior consultant at Bellevue Law, weighs up the pros and cons.

  • Can remote redundancy conversations be sensitive and fair?

    Date:
    4 August 2020

    With job losses continuing to hit the headlines, many employers are wrestling with the practical issues involving redundancy consultations, and how to conduct these in a sensitive way despite restrictions. Stuart Duff looks at the role of video in difficult conversations.

  • Survivor's guilt: Supporting staff who have avoided redundancy

    Date:
    12 June 2020

    With mass redundancies expected over the coming months, it's easy to focus on supporting those losing their jobs. But "survivors" also need reassuring that their job is safe and the process was conducted fairly. Jamie Mackenzie offers some tips for HR.

  • Coronavirus: Collective redundancy consultation and the special circumstances defence

    Date:
    24 April 2020

    With many employers potentially having to make redundancies as a result of the coronavirus crisis, consultant editor Darren Newman considers the likelihood of the "special circumstances" defence applying if they fail to comply with their collective consultation obligations.

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