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Anderson Strathern Employment Law seminar

Posted: 30th June 2020

Businesses are beginning to reopen – join our online Employment Law seminar to find out the next steps for flexible furlough and beyond

The UK and Scottish Governments have provided further information as to how the flexible furlough scheme will operate, and the First Minister has set out guidelines to enable the majority of Scottish businesses to prepare to reopen. Many of our clients are now asking what their best next steps are – what can be done to adapt the business while acting in the best interests of their people?

That’s why our employment law experts Paul Brown and Jemma Forrest are hosting an online Club HR seminar on the 9th July, where they’ll be addressing:

• flexible furlough and staff returning to work;
• ways to avoid redundancies; and
• best practice if redundancies become necessary

Join our Zoom seminar at 11am on Thursday 9th July to hear best practice tips. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions through our online Q&A after the presentation.
To register your interest in attending click here

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The job retention scheme

As the nation continues to respond and deal with the impact of the Coronavirus, we’ve become accustomed to the UK Government’s Job Retention Scheme, a brand new concept in employment law known as ‘Furlough leave’. There have been various updates to the Scheme since it launched, and with those updates come questions from employers and employees alike.

Our insight article answers some of those key questions and we’re contiuing to update it as developments are announced.
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When is your self-employed consultant actually an employee?

Even before Covid-19, the nature of work had for some time been changing. Over the past decade, there has been a considerable rise in the number of self-employed workers (of which as of February 2020 numbered 5.3 million according the Office of National Statistics). The Covid-19 Pandemic is likely to see a steep rise in self-employment and flexible working. Our article explores what this means for employers and employees as organisations seek to transition out of lockdown and into a socially distanced model.
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Business Comment

Business Comment is the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’s bi-monthly magazine. It provides insight on Edinburgh’s vibrant business community, with features on the city’s key sectors, interviews with leading figures and news on new business developments in the capital.
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