Job Opportunities in EEFNI

Job Opportunities in EEFNI As part of our expansion plans, we are currently recruiting for an ROI qualified Employment Lawyer to join our well-established niche employment law team in Belfast. This is an excellent opportunity to join our thriving employer-focused firm as we extend our practice to ROI. The suggested experience level is circa 2yrs […]

EEF NI Annual Employment Law and HR Conference 2021

EEF NI Annual Employment Law and HR Conference 2021 Our flagship Annual Employment Law and HR Conference will take place on Thursday 10 June 2021 from 10.00am to 2.45pm.  This year the Conference will again be held online. The world of work is changing at a rapid pace and this year’s Conference will focus on […]

Furlough Changes Effective from 1 December 2020

From today there are 2 key changes to the furlough scheme: Employers will not be able to claim the furlough grant in respect of any period the employee is serving a contractual or statutory notice period. This includes employees serving notice through retirement or resignation; HMRC will also publish details of employers who make claims […]

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)

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)

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

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)

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 […]