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Impact of COVID-19 & Redundancies

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has posed a significant threat to people’s health and caused huge disruption to businesses. Employers have been forced to adapt their practices and procedures to ensure their business continuity by furloughing their staff. However, with employers needing to contribute toward their employees furlough costs from 1st September and the scheme due… Continue Reading

Corona Virus Job Retention Scheme from 1st July 2020

The CJRS closed to new entrants from 30 June 2020 therefore any employees who had not previously been furloughed can no longer join the scheme.   There are some exceptions in relation to employees returning from extended parental  leave and military reservists returning to work.  To check who qualifies for furlough please check out the link… Continue Reading

Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay

It is hard to imagine the pain of losing a child and the impact it has on an individual. The loss of a child is one of the most devastating events that an employee may have to face.  This has now been recognised with the introduction of a new statutory entitlement.  From April 2020 any… Continue Reading

Statutory Minimum Rates from April 2020

From April the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates are now as follows:   Aged 25 and over Aged 21 – 24 Aged 18 – 20 Aged Under 18 Apprentices From April 2019 £8.72 £8.20 £6.45 £4.55 £4.15 The weekly rate for SSP is now £95.85 and The weekly rate for Statutory Maternity, Paternity… Continue Reading

References and data protection

References and data protection

Providing information about an employee in a reference counts as “processing personal data” under the GDPR. Therefore, employers need to make sure that they have a lawful basis for processing such data. It is useful to include a clear policy on the giving of references in staff handbooks, setting out how such requests will be… Continue Reading

How well do you know the employment law around bank holidays?

How well do you know the employment law around bank holidays?

How well do you know the employment law around bank holidays? Most of the UK has eight per year: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Spring Bank Holiday, Late Summer, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. However, Scotland has omissions and additions and Northern Ireland has two extra public holidays in relation to… Continue Reading

Inducting new employees

Inducting new employees

Here at TurnstoneHR we frequently encounter cases where new employees are felt to be underperforming during their probation period. While in some cases the employee may well be at fault, this can often be the result of a lack of a proper induction process. This is particularly pertinent to school or University leavers – who,… Continue Reading

“There is evidence to suggest that good HR practice and people management in SMEs are key factors in strong business performance and can lead to increased productivity.”

- CIPD people Skills Project 2017

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