The new flexible furlough scheme is coming into force on 1st July, accompanied by new government guidance and changes to the old one. Employers can now furlough employees on a part-time basis, meaning they can work for some days of the week and be furloughed for others. Employers will then be able to claim the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) grant for any hours not worked.
On 23rd March 2020 the Government announced that all restaurants, pubs, gyms and other leisure businesses should be shut as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also announced that anyone that can work remotely should. Naturally, many turned to their business interruption insurance policies to provide cover for the financial losses suffered as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
At present employers are required to provide employees with a written statement of particulars of employment before their employment starts and within at least 2 months of the start date. That statement must set out certain information, such as pay, hours, the grievance and disciplinary policies. This is not an exhaustive list.
However, key changes will come into effect from 6th April 2020...Read More
UPDATE: The Government has announced that the Extension to IR35, as detailed below, will be postponed until 6th April 2021.
Are you a dentist practicing as a limited company? If so, you need to be aware of the IR35 tax rule and what the implications could be for your practice.
The Intermediaries Legislation (IR35) was introduced in 2000 to remove the tax advantages of providing services via a...Read More
Having spent a number of years as a practice owner, you may now be looking to ease off a little. Or, you have built up a large patient list, have an excellent reputation and feel that the time is right to maximise your profits. Whatever your reason for selling your dental practice, you’ll want to ensure that the process is well organised and stress free. Below are five helpful tips to help you...Read More
If you run a business, you will no doubt have received a customer complaint. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, someone will have cause to complain about the service they have received. How you deal with those complaints could help stop them escalating to a bad Google review. As a small or medium sized business, word of mouth will be one of your main sources of work. Therefore, handling...Read More
Towards the end of March 2019 the Government announced their plans to dramatically increase the current rates of probate fees. The planned increase was due to take effect on 1 April 2019. Naturally this led to a significant spike in applications for probate in the preceding weeks as people attempted to beat the deadline. This pressure caused the HM Revenue & Customs’ website to crash...Read More
In this dental law article, we examine the recent case of Antuzis and ors v DJ Houghton Catching Services and ors in which the High Court determined that the director and company secretary of a limited company were personally liable for breach of contract claims being pursued by a number of claimants.
The claimants were employed by DJ Houghton Catching Services Limited to catch...Read More
If an employee has been accused of serious misconduct, an employer may wish to suspend the employee whilst an investigation is carried out. However, employers often forget that suspension should be a last resort and not a matter of course.
In this article we set out the circumstances in which you can suspend an employee and, as dental solicitors, give practical tips for managing the suspension...Read More
The festive period is often a time when staff are in good spirits and looking forward to the Christmas break. However, as an employer you have to manage staff holiday requests, avoid religious discrimination and make sure staff behaviour appropriately at social events, when often the consumption of alcohol is involved.
Here are our 5 top tips to help you manage your staff this Christmas.