Employment law – key legal issues governing employees’ contracts
With Covid-19 continuing to cause uncertainty for businesses planning for the future, you can help ensure clients are on top of employment law matters.
Many businesses, including practices, will be facing uncertainties in relation to staff resources. Whilst the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended to 30 April 2021, now may be a good time to review whether you or your clients are up to date with any employment law matters.
In this article, accountancy lecturer Louise Dunford highlights key legal issues governing employees’ contracts, including consent, bonuses and benefits of those furloughed during the crisis. ACCA has made available factsheets on employment law and contracts which are being updated and will be available in March.
Employers may also be concerned about the implications of the Covid vaccination drive for senior citizens and vulnerable individuals. ACCA partnered with Croner-i to bring a short webinar on how to manage the health & safety implications of the Covid-19 vaccine roll out in your business. A recorded version of the webinar held on 8 February can still be accessed by registering here.
Added to the Covid-related uncertainties, of course, are issues with Brexit and any changes to cross-border employment of staff, including students. ACCA’s Brexit Hub contains some factsheets on issues relating to employing staff from EU. See the additional resources below for links to the factsheets and our other article on Employment of EU Nationals after Brexit