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author: Merrill April

The current flexible furlough scheme has been operating in its current form since 1 November 2020 and is due to end on 30 September 2021. Multiple Treasury directions have stated that one purpose of the extended scheme has been to reduce “damage to economic activity in the UK”. 

We are pleased to share with you the video recording from our recent “Beyond Geographical Differences: US v UK Lateral Partner Vetting” Webinar, co-hosted with Decipher and Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

You have received a positive pregnancy result and you are delighted.  Your boss however seems less than thrilled to hear the news that you are an expectant mother. 

The thirteenth and final session ended the IFSEA 2021 Virtual Conference with a bang. We met the Management Board of Broadside PLC, a hypothetical multinational retail company facing a major corporate crisis: in the middle of the due diligence process for the sale of the US arm of the business, ongoing embezzlement by one of the company’s international executives and false accounting has been discovered by the GC who tries to cover it up.

The pressures on workers with family carer responsibilities has never been higher, and the need for employers to acknowledge and support those workers never more urgent.

The Covid-19 pandemic has encouraged many businesses to look at hybrid models for flexible work, given the dramatic widespread shift to remote working.

Beyond Geographical Differences: US vs UK Lateral Partner Vetting Webinar with Decipher and Barnes & Thornburg LLP – Tuesday, 13 April 2021 – Time: 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm BST / 11.00 am – 12.30 pm ET

To coincide with International Women’s Day 2021, CM Murray LLP has joined together to pledge our support for the #ChooseToChallenge campaign, which reminds us that each of us are the most effective ambassadors for change and that we can use this opportunity to call out gender bias and inequality. This is also a chance to […]

The Chancellor’s eagerly anticipated Budget has been announced this afternoon. The 3 main employment-related takeaways are: The furlough scheme will continue until September, with no change of terms. After July, businesses will be asked for a 10% contribution, rising to 20% in August and September. Support for the self-employed will also continue until September. The […]

In December last year, the Employment Appeal Tribunal handed down its judgment in Steer v Stormsure Ltd UKEAT/0216/20/AT (V) which held that the failure of Parliament to grant a right to claim interim relief in claims of discrimination/victimisation dismissals was incompatible with Articles 6 and 14 of the European Convention of Human Rights (“ECHR”).