James Potts - Associate Director of Legal
Recent Blog Posts By James Potts - Associate Director of Legal
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
Veganism tribunal: how it affects employers like you
A recent tribunal case could make you have to re-think the way you treat vegan employees. James Potts, Peninsula’s Associate Director of Legal, explai... Read More
Should you stop staff getting their parcels delivered to work?
It’s nearly Christmas. Which means a certain someone’s preparing to drop off countless packages by December 25th—often to people who’ve no care for co... Read More
[Redundancy] How to pick who to let go
Redundancy is one of the most complicated and stressful areas of employment law. And it’s easy for bosses to make mistakes. Fortunately, there are wa... Read More