Coronavirus Q&A: Latest Advice for Employers

In line with the latest government advice, specialist employment solicitor at Farnworth Rose Steve Gee answers the questions currently facing employers. Can you force an employee to take furlough leave? Yes, provided the employee has a lay off clause within their contract of employment. Nevertheless, the employer should in all cases obtain the employee’s written consent…

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Coronavirus: Free Homeworking Policy For Employers

To help local businesses during this challenging time, Farnworth Rose would like to offer a free Homeworking Policy for any employer who does not have one in place. This is in light of some of your employees possibly having to work from home, as a precautionary measure or having been asked to self-isolate.  If you…

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Coronavirus – what should I do as an Employer?

Due to the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), employers are facing challenges to protect employees and provide the correct up-to-date advice. The outbreak has led to a number of questions for employers on how they approach issues including handling absences and those working from home. It is vital that employers keep staff fully up-to-date on their…

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Employment law changes to look out for in 2019

2019 is set to be a busy year for employment law, with increases to the National Minimum Wage, changes to payslips and new pension rates coming into force, all with Brexit looming on the horizon. At Farnworth Rose, we’ve pulled together 4 of the key changes to UK employment law that your business should look…

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Advice for employers ahead of National Sickie Day

According to national statistics, the first Monday in February is the day when people are most likely to pull a sickie from work. In 2018, the first Monday in February saw an estimated 350,000 absences from work. The first payday after Christmas and people attending job interviews are thought to be a major contributor to…

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