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We provide practical legal advice and support for business owners, senior management and in-house HR teams on a full range of HR and regulatory compliance issues across a broad range of sectors including: agriculture and fisheries, aviation, construction, distribution, employment businesses and agencies, energy, food and beverages, healthcare, hotels and hospitality, IT, manufacturing, professional services, renewables,  retail, shipping and transport.  

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David Chalmers

Partner, Employment

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Anya Duncan

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Annika Neukirch

Annika Neukirch

Associate, Employment

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E: annika.neukirch@stronachs.com
Employment Law Fact Card April 2021

Employment Law Fact Card April 2021

Thursday 1st April 2021

A number of employment law changes were introduced during April 2021.

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Our Opinion - AGCC Bulletin February 2021

Our Opinion - AGCC Bulletin February 202…

Friday 29th January 2021

Interim Relief Annika Neukirch, of our Employment team, features in the latest edition of the Bulletin published by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce and looks at 'interim relief' in relation to...

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National living wage and national minimum wage increases announced for April 2021

National living wage and national minimu…

Friday 27th November 2020

The UK Government has accepted in full the Low Pay Commission's recommended increases to the national living wage (NLW) and national minimum wage (NMW) rates, to apply from 6 April...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Treasury Direction: 13 November 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Treasu…

Monday 16th November 2020

On 13 November 2020, HM Treasury published The Coronavirus Act 2020 Functions of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) Direction. This is the fourth Treasury Direction in...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Guidance on Extended Furlough

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Guidan…

Wednesday 11th November 2020

On 5 November 2020, the Government announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) would be extended until 31 March 2021. On 10 November 2020, guidance regarding the extended scheme...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Scheme Extended until 31 March 2021

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Scheme…

Friday 6th November 2020

On 5 November 2020, the Government announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will now remain open until 31 March 2021. HMRC have issued a policy paper which provides details on: The eligibility...

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Covid-19: Job Support Scheme: Update 22 October 2020

Covid-19: Job Support Scheme: Update 22 …

Friday 23rd October 2020

On 5 November 2020, the Government announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until 31 March 2021. As a result, the Job Support Scheme has now been postponed until...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Job Retention Bonus update

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Job R…

Monday 5th October 2020

CJRS: Job Retention Bonus On 5 November 2020, the Government announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until 31 March 2021. As a result, the Job Retention Bonus will no...

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Covid-19 : Job Support Scheme

Covid-19 : Job Support Scheme

Thursday 24th September 2020

Following the Chancellor’s announcement of the Job Support Scheme earlier today, the government have published a short factsheet (found here) with some further details on how the scheme will operate. The...

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Covid-19 : Return to the Office

Covid-19 : Return to the Office

Saturday 22nd August 2020

With a return to work at the office now on the horizon, businesses and employers are looking at the areas that require consideration for the 'new normal'.  We have collated responses...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Redundancy Payments

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Redun…

Monday 3rd August 2020

On 31 July 2020, The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) Regulations 2020 came into force. These Regulations ensure that all furloughed employees receive redundancy payments...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Job Retention Bonus

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Job R…

Monday 3rd August 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: 31 July: Job Retention Bonus The Job Retention Bonus is aimed to protect jobs by giving employers the opportunity to claim a one-off payment of £1000 for...

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Flexible Furlough : Treasury Direction : 26 June

Flexible Furlough : Treasury Direction :…

Friday 26th June 2020

On 26 June 2020 HM Treasury issued an additional Treasury Direction highlighting the new rules which are to apply under the amended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The new Direction confirms...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme : 12 June : Flexible Furlough Scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme : 12 Ju…

Tuesday 16th June 2020

On Friday 12 June 2020, HMRC issued further guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”). This guidance outlines the details of the ‘flexible furlough scheme’ which can be utilised...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extension - update 29 May

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extensi…

Monday 1st June 2020

Covering the phasing in of employer contribution and flexible working On Friday 29 May 2020, the Chancellor set out more details on how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will operate over the...

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Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Sc…

Tuesday 19th May 2020

The Government has announced that the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (the “Rebate Scheme”) will launch on 26 May 2020, with small and medium employers being able to use...

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