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Annual leave in the era of furlough

09 July 2020 With over 200,000 employees placed on ‘furlough’ in Northern Ireland as a result of covid-19 disruption and the availability of the Government’s CJRS furlough scheme until the end of October, managing an orderly usage... READ

Flexible working likely to increase

01 July 2020 The Covid 19 pandemic has meant that many employers have had to rapidly adapt to new ways of working, including increased home working and undoubtedly a degree of flexibility has been required, as staff... READ

Claims over asbestos-related illness

26 June 2020 It is encouraging to see the Charity sector make great efforts to assist the NHS in these unusual times.  The global Covid-19 pandemic has placed enormous pressure on NHS resources, and the Charity sector... READ

Maintaining a safe return to work

22 June 2020 As the government eases lockdown measures, it is anticipated, if not hoped, that many employees will return to work in the near future. To ensure employers are continuing to abide by their ongoing health and safety duty to... READ

Has your child been refused admission to their first choice Secondary School?

04 June 2020 If so we may be able to help… There are two ways to challenge admission to Secondary School: The School Admissions Appeal Tribunal The Exceptional Circumstances Body 1. The School Admissions Appeal Tribunal An... READ

Business Insolvency Laws Relaxed During Covid-19

27 May 2020 Article 178 of the Insolvency (NI) Order (1989) outlines that wrongful trading occurs when a director continues to trade and incur liabilities on behalf of their business when they were aware, or ought to... READ

Returning to work during Covid-19: Key Questions and Answers for Employers

22 May 2020 Should my employee be on furlough or SSP?  What if they are entitled to enhanced sick leave? Whether an employee should be on furlough or SSP is likely to depend on whether their sickness... READ

Clarity on interruption insurance

20 May 2020 Many business owners have been left reeling from the disruption caused by Covid-19 and have sought to rely on Business Interruption Insurance attaching to commercial insurance policies. However, some Insurers have refused to pay... READ

Data Protection and Internet Safety for Charities and Businesses during Covid-19

07 May 2020 During the government lockdown due to Covid-19, the ability to work remotely has proved essential in protecting staff, safeguarding customers and saving businesses.  Whilst many organisations have been carrying out ‘business as usual’, others... READ

Covid-19 fall-out could impact on divorce finances

05 May 2020 Clare Curran, Partner in charge of the Matrimonial/Family Law Department at Worthingtons Solicitors, based in Belfast and North Down, considers the potential impact of the current health pandemic on those cases which finalised in... READ
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