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Category Archives: Employment

Kate Oldfield, Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, discusses the importance of PPE as people start to return to the workplace

As the lockdown starts to ease many employees will be concerned about returning to work. They may be anxious about their journey to work or worried about their working conditions once they return. Workers in some industries are used to wearing personal protective equipment, but many are not. A considerable number of employees work in... Read the rest of this entry →

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Lauren Sever, Trainee Corporate and Commercial Solicitor at Davis Blank Furniss

Lauren Sever, Corporate, Commercial & Employment Solicitor, discusses Mental Health Awareness Week and home-working

Following the recent announcement from the government regarding the country’s roadmap to recovery from the Covid19 pandemic; employers are being urged to continue to allow their employees to work from home if and where at all possible. At least for the next few weeks, working from home therefore remains the reality for most businesses and... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment – on the furlough scheme extension

The news that the UK Government has decided to pay wages of workers on furlough leave as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic for an extended period – initially to the end of July and then continued in a watered down form to October is, in my view, a positive and welcomed step and... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment at Davis Blank Furniss – summarises the changes to the Self Employed Income Support Scheme

The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Self Employed Income Support Scheme) Direction received royal assent on 30 April 2020 and HMRC have confirmed that the online service will be available for self-employed individuals to claim from 13 May. The Direction specifically states that an individual can only claim if their business has been adversely affected by the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Lauren Sever, Trainee Corporate and Commercial Solicitor at Davis Blank Furniss

Lauren Sever – Corporate, Commercial and Employment Solicitor – discuss the impact of coronavirus on those who are self-employed

In light of the recent regulations surrounding furlough for employers and employees, the government has also pledged to offer significant financial support to those self-employed in these unprecedented times. The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme Similarly to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, this is a temporary scheme which is anticipated to last up to 3 months... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss advises PFI Group on acquisition of Futurama

Davis Blank Furniss has advised Manchester-based PFI Group on its acquisition of Futurama Group in Leeds. The value of the deal has not been disclosed. The history of Futurama Group stretches back to 1880, with the opening of a signwriting shop in the East End of London. The business passed through generations of the Roberts... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment – summarises furloughing with her guide for employees and employers

What is furlough? Furlough occurs when both the employee and employer agree that the employee is unable to perform their work or the employer has no work for the employee to carry out as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This must be a mutual decision between both the employee and employer. Communication between employees... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss is here for you: How we can help you during the coronavirus crisis

  We know this is a very challenging time for everyone so we at Davis Blank Furniss are here to fully support you as and when you need it, whether you are a personal or business client. Things are constantly shifting and the situation is changing on a daily basis but our team is on... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – Partner and Head of Employment Law – discusses the new EU Settlement Scheme and what it means for Employers and European Citizen Employees

European citizens have been able to come to the UK and work without restrictions or requiring any specific permits or visas.  In fact the UK economy has relied on European migrant workers to fill skills shortages especially in industries such as tourism. However, employers should be aware that this is changing so that European Citizens... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – Partner & Head of Employment – discusses electronic recordings for internal meetings

Historically, I would receive numerous calls a year from employers who were concerned that their employees had been covertly recording meetings, or that their employees had threatened them with such recordings. Today, the landscape has shifted to such an extent that employers are considering whether they themselves should be recording all formal meetings. Every organisation... Read the rest of this entry →

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