James Potts - Legal Services Director
Recent Blog Posts By James Potts - Legal Services Director
Six COVID-related claims you could face this year
Furlough payments. Self-isolating staff. A national lockdown… Thanks to the pandemic, you dealt with a lot in 2020. And after such a rocky year, you... Read More
NEW rules to speed up employment tribunal claims
A major update to the UK employment tribunal system comes into force in December 2020 that could help to speed up employee claims. But what are the n... Read More
Is it legal to make redundancies remotely?
The short answer is yes. There’s nothing in the law that says you can’t make redundancies remotely. However, it does add extra risk to an already comp... Read More
The Kickstart Scheme: a cheatsheet for employers
The government’s new ‘Kickstart Scheme’, which rewards employers who create job placements for 16 to 24-year-olds, is now open. And as a result, thou... Read More
Reducing staff hours: an alternative to redundancies?
Taking a hard-working employee aside to tell them that their job’s at risk might be the toughest task you face as an employer. But there are ways you... Read More
How to protect vulnerable employees
From 1st August (and 17th August in Wales), vulnerable people in the UK ‘shielding’ from coronavirus can return to work. They’ll no longer be entitle... Read More
NEW rules on flexible furlough explained
The government’s new flexible furlough scheme launches on the 1 of July, giving you the chance to bring staff back part-time and still claim grants to... Read More
How do I monitor my home workers?
On the 10th May 2020, the government announced its ‘roadmap’ for easing lockdown. But while some workers may be starting to get back to work, much of... Read More
IR35 reforms delayed 12 months
The government has postponed its controversial IR35 reforms to off-payroll working in the private sector. Chief treasury secretary, Steve Barclay, an... Read More
Legal update | Parental bereavement leave & pay
From 6th April 2020, parents have the right to paid time off after the loss of a child. Here’s what the new law means for you and your staff, and what... Read More
National Minimum Wage hike to hit your business
The government has announced new National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates—promising the “biggest cash increase ever” for UK workers. Here... Read More