Employment

Our Employment Group is the longest established specialist team in Scotland. We are known for using our practical and effective approach to find solutions for our clients.

In an area of law that continually evolves, our team of accredited specialists works to ensure our proactive advice is tailored for our clients’ strategic needs. Our approachable team has an unrivalled reputation for representing clients and has been praised for its “partner-led advocacy” in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

    • Employment Furlough amnesty Since the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the ‘Furlough Scheme’) launched in April, it has paid out in excess of £35 billion to UK employers to cover a proportion of salaries of furloughed staff.
    • Employment Dates for your diary: Furlough and collective redundancies – the clock is ticking! With the UK Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme due to end on 31 October 2020, businesses relying on the scheme to pay wages may now have to consider making redundancies.
    • Employment Employment status: A reminder on the importance of getting it right With the rise of "gig economy" working, the much publicised case law on employment status is becoming all the more relevant and, last week, the EAT handed down a judgment on the case of Johnston and Johnston v Glasgow City Council.
    • COVID-19 More difficult decisions: Don't let time run out for collective consultation With furlough fast approaching its final curtain, the next step for many struggling businesses may be redundancies and, depending on the level of redundancies required, collective consultation obligations may apply.
    • Employment Furlough and redundancy pay The UK Government has announced that a new law is expected today (30 July 2020) to ensure that furloughed employees receive statutory redundancy pay based on their normal wages, rather than a reduced furlough rate.

Employment Law at MacRoberts

Our Employment Group is the longest established specialist team in Scotland, and our clients include some of the best known employers across Scotland and the wider UK.

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