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Live Employment Law, Tax and ENI Q&A, with Guest Contributors Smith & Williamson LLP: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme FAQs and Key Issues on Individual and Collective Redundancies – Wednesday 1 April at 9.30am and 3.00pm

Join our Live Employment Law, Tax and ENI Q&A, with guest contributors, Smith & Williamson LLP: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme FAQs and Key Issues on Individual and Collective Redundancies this Wednesday at 9.30am and 3.00pm.

The impact of the Coronavirus outbreak means that this is a challenging and uncertain time for employers and employees alike. The employment law position is changing daily, most recently with the announcement of the UK Government Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on Friday 20 March.

We will be holding two live online Zoom sessions for our clients and friends, this Wednesday 1 April, with leading accountancy and investment management firm Smith & Williamson LLP. These sessions will look at the employment and tax details and practicalities of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and the key issues surrounding individual and collective redundancies. We will be taking your questions live too. Please do join us at a time that suits you and see below for further details.

CM Murray employment law partners Sarah Chilton and Beth Haletogether with Smith & Williamson partner David Yewdall and tax director John Manis, will share some information with you on common questions arising from the government Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and will answer any specific employment and tax concerns you might have, including:

1. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme:

  • Is pay gross or net for the job retention scheme?
  • What about employers’ National Insurance Contributions?
  • Do you have to consult collectively to implement it?
  • What documentation do you need to furlough staff?
  • What happens with statutory maternity leave and pay?
  • How does furlough work with employees on sick leave?
  • What are the key employment and tax/national insurance risks employers need to bear in mind?
2. Key issues on individual and collective redundancies, including:
  • What consultation looks like
  • What do employees need to be told and when?
  • Whether the “special circumstances” defence could apply in collective consultations
  • How quickly can consultation be done?

We will be holding two separate sessions on Wednesday, 1 April 2020. To join one of these sessions, please click on the links below:

Session 1: Wednesday, 1 April 2020 at  9.30am – 10.30am (GMT) – join this Zoom session here.

Session 2: Wednesday, 1 April 2020 at  3.00pm – 4.00pm (GMT) – join this Zoom session here.

Please submit your questions in advance to Sarah Chilton and Beth Hale to help us focus on the issues you would most like to discuss. All questions are welcome and encouraged.

No pre-registration is required, but please reply here to confirm if you plan to join us, to help us manage the Zoom call most effectively.