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.

    • COVID-19 Difficult decisions: Time is of the essence - delay collective consultation at your peril With an easing of lockdown restrictions on the horizon, what comes next for both employees and businesses in the post-lockdown UK? We look at the collective consultation obligations which may apply and why it might be a good idea to start these processes now.
    • COVID-19 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Direction to HMRC On 15 April 2020, the Treasury issued a Direction to HMRC on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This was issued in advance of the online application portal for the Scheme which is expected to open on 20 April 2020.
    • COVID-19 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: A Further Update On 4 April 2020, the Government released a further update to the guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also known as Furlough Leave).
    • Employment Changes to Employment Law: April 2020 We outline the key changes to employment legislation which come into force on 6 April 2020 concerning holiday pay, Statements of Particulars of Employment, bereavement leave and National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage increases.
    • Employment Supreme Court delivers some good news for employers The UK Supreme Court issued two decisions on vicarious liability on 1 April which will be a relief in these difficult days to employers and business owners. The cases considered the circumstances where an employer will be vicariously liable, ie legally and financially responsible, for the acts of another person, usually their employee.

Employment Law for Employers

Our Employment Group is the longest established specialist team in Scotland. 

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