Safely working from home

Many people have been working from home for some weeks now, and with government advice continuing to be to ‘work from home if possible’, Simon Thomas, partner at Hutchinson Thomas, looks at what employers should…

Furlough: Job retention scheme extended until October

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended for a further four months. Simon Thomas, partner at Hutchinson Thomas, explains what changes have been announced. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the government’s initiatives…

Employment contracts: what employers need to know

If you’ve started employing people, it’s vital that you know the legalities around employment contracts. Simon Thomas, partner at Hutchinson Thomas, outlines the key considerations. Building your team can be hugely exciting, but it’s important…

Is coronavirus a force majeure event?

If COVID-19 prevents you from fulfilling a business contract, you may be able to be released from your obligation by claiming ‘force majeure’. Darren Davies, partner at Hutchinson Thomas, explains how it works. The term…

5 key employment law changes for 2020

This year brings some important changes to employment law. Simon Thomas, a partner at Hutchinson Thomas, gives an overview. If you’re an employer, you need to be aware of certain key changes coming into effect…