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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Keep data in lockdown while tackling the virus crisis

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Businesses processing personal data need to keep protection of customer and employee data at the front of continuity planning as they tackle the coronavirus threat. Home working, cyber fraud and employee confidentiality will challenge businesses trying to protect data and comply with GDPR regulations while dealing with the impact of the coronavirus. 

HR Brief: What does the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme mean in practice?

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On Friday 20th March 2020 the government announced the introduction of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This will see the government take on the obligation to pay part of employees’ salary where those employees that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis. This morning the government produced its detailed guidance on how the scheme will operate.

Homeworking

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As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the globe, the government is urging all employees and workers who are able to work from home. While working from home is not uncommon for some, there are many for whom this will be an entirely new way of working and some may find it difficult to adapt to working outside of the office environment. We’ve put together our Top 5 tips to working from home.

HR Brief - What does the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme mean in practice?

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On Friday the government announced a never before seen scheme which will see it intervene in the employment relationship between employer and employee. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will see the government take on the obligation to pay part of employees’ salary where those employees that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis.