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EEFNI Annual Employment Law & HR Conference 2020

EEFNI Annual Employment Law & HR Conference 2020

2020 has certainly been a challenging year for everyone and EEF NI has been no exception.  Despite this we have continued to offer the same excellent level of support and found new innovative ways of delivering our service and information to all our members. The Annual Employment Law & HR Conference 2020 went ahead in
New Job Support Scheme (24 September 2020)

New Job Support Scheme (24 September 2020)

Today, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the headline details of his Winter Economy Plan in recognition that the virus restrictions are likely to continue for the next 6 months and that the corresponding impact on business continues to be huge. The Chancellor stated that it is right to end the Furlough /Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The PHA has published a new Short Guide by way of a flowchart called ‘COVID-19 in a business setting: A Quick Guide for Employers.’ This new Guide provides an overview of what businesses should do if someone tests positive and helpfully confirms that there is no need to close if one person tests positive. It also sets out guidance for what happens if there is
Apprentice Recovery Package (11 September 2020)

Apprentice Recovery Package (11 September 2020)

On 4 September 2020, the Department for the Economy announced a new Apprenticeship Recovery Package made up of 3 elements: Apprenticeship Return, Retain & Result Scheme Recruitment of New Apprenticeships Apprenticeship Challenge Fund Further details were released on 11 September, the main provisions of which are summarized in this commentary. The overall announcement can be
Covid-19 Testing Guidance for Employers

Covid-19 Testing Guidance for Employers

Whilst this Guide only applies to England it states that equivalent guidance will be published for Northern Ireland. Therefore we can expect similar provisions being made. The Guide sets out the legal and regulatory provisions for operating any testing programmes and covers: Legislation, regulations and best practice Virus and antibody testing How to interpret test
Apprenticeship Recovery Package (4 September 2020)

Apprenticeship Recovery Package (4 September 2020)

The Department of Economy announced today an Apprenticeship Recovery Package as part of their Apprenticeship Return, Retain and Result initiative. Limited details have been provided today with further details due in the coming days. The details available so far are: Employers will be offered £3,700 for every apprentice they return from furlough and retain until
Updated Guide (Claim for wages through the CJRS) & Template for Claims of 100+ Employees (7 September 2020)

Updated Guide (Claim for wages through the CJRS) & Template for Claims of 100+ Employees (7 September 2020)

This Guide has now been updated and requires that if you are using a Template for claiming for more than 100 employees on furlough, you need to state if the employee has come back from statutory leave and then been put on furlough. The corresponding templates used for submitting a claim for 100 or more
EEF NI ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW & HR CONFERENCE – 15 & 22 OCTOBER 2020

EEF NI ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW & HR CONFERENCE – 15 & 22 OCTOBER 2020

As Members will be aware, in view of the ongoing public health situation we made the decision to cancel our Annual Employment Law & HR Conference earlier this year. Although we are unable to hold the event in person, we will be providing some of the most important sessions from the Conference via an online
Contractual Notice and Furlough (17 July 2020)

Contractual Notice and Furlough (17 July 2020)

HMRC has updated one of the Guides “Check which employees you can put on furlough’ to confirm that you can use furlough grant to pay for contractual notice periods as well as the statutory notice periods. GUIDE ‘Check which employees’ now states: “Where you must make redundancies, you should do so in accordance with the
Northern Ireland Quarantine Rules Lifted for Exempt Countries

Northern Ireland Quarantine Rules Lifted for Exempt Countries

Northern Ireland has changed its rules relating to quarantine. From 10 July 2020 you may not have to self-isolate when you arrive in Northern Ireland, if you are returning from certain countries. That is because these countries or territories are: Exempted countries British overseas territories It is important to note that the list is continually