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We appreciate that the Coronavirus outbreak will bring challenges and concerns to us all over the coming period.  We are collating and continually updating the most recent information and resources, including headline government announcements, which can be found here

We have one of the best-qualified and most experienced teams of employment law specialists in the north and north-east of Scotland, providing expert, pragmatic and innovative solutions.

The team works with businesses and senior individuals to manage all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues in sectors including energy, construction, hospitality, manufacturing, agriculture, higher education, IT, professional services and the Third Sector.

With extensive credentials including acting for major employers and valuable in-house experience our employment team has a detailed understanding of the issues facing business and how they might best be addressed in order to manage risk and achieve your objectives.

Tailoring practical solutions which directly address what matters our employment team has an enviable track record of success for corporate and senior individual clients, and continues to grow to support the needs of our clients in a rapidly changing work environment.

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Key Contacts

To make an enquiry, please contact a member of staff below or call 01224 845 845

David Chalmers

David Chalmers

Partner, Employment

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T: 01224 845 817
M: 07587 034 699
E: david.chalmers@stronachs.com

Anya Duncan

Anya Duncan

Partner, Employment

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T: 01224 845 907
M: 07587 034 700
E: anya.duncan@stronachs.com

Annika Neukirch

Annika Neukirch

Senior Solicitor, Employment

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T: 01224 845 822
M: 07879 519 699
E: annika.neukirch@stronachs.com
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Redundancy Payments

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Redun…

Monday 3rd August 2020

On 31 July 2020, The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) Regulations 2020 came into force. These Regulations ensure that all furloughed employees receive redundancy payments...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Job Retention Bonus

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Job R…

Monday 3rd August 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: 31 July: Job Retention Bonus The Job Retention Bonus is aimed to protect jobs by giving employers the opportunity to claim a one-off payment of £1000 for...

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Flexible Furlough : Treasury Direction : 26 June

Flexible Furlough : Treasury Direction :…

Friday 26th June 2020

On 26 June 2020 HM Treasury issued an additional Treasury Direction highlighting the new rules which are to apply under the amended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The new Direction confirms...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme : 12 June : Flexible Furlough Scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme : 12 Ju…

Tuesday 16th June 2020

On Friday 12 June 2020, HMRC issued further guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”). This guidance outlines the details of the ‘flexible furlough scheme’ which can be utilised...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extension - update 29 May

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extensi…

Monday 1st June 2020

Covering the phasing in of employer contribution and flexible working On Friday 29 May 2020, the Chancellor set out more details on how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will operate over the...

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Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Sc…

Tuesday 19th May 2020

The Government has announced that the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (the “Rebate Scheme”) will launch on 26 May 2020, with small and medium employers being able to use...

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Annual Leave during the Covid-19 Pandemic : Update

Annual Leave during the Covid-19 Pandemi…

Thursday 14th May 2020

The first reference to annual leave entitlement in the government guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was in the update of 17 April 2020.    A relatively short passage...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extension - update 12 May

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extensi…

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extension - Update 12 May 2020 The Chancellor has today announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended to 31 October 2020. The terms of...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Updated Guidance to 30 April 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Updat…

Friday 1st May 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Update 30 April 2020 Scroll down for previous information regarding the scheme.  The headline updates are: Furloughed workers planning to take paid parental or adoption leave will be...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Updated Guidance to 17 April 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Updat…

Saturday 18th April 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Update 17 April 2020 Further updates made on 30 April relating to parental or adoption leave, union or non-union representatives, company directors and employees whose employment...

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Employment Law Update: April 2020

Employment Law Update: April 2020

Wednesday 15th April 2020

A number of employment law changes were introduced on the 6th April 2020. However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, they may have been overlooked by employers and employees.  Accordingly...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Updated Guidance April 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Updat…

Monday 13th April 2020

The guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the Scheme”) is now on its third revision. The most recent revision was published on 9 April 2020. Our commentary on the original...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Updated Guidance as of 4 April 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Updat…

Monday 6th April 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Updated Guidance 4th April 2020 The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the Scheme”) is a new temporary government scheme which was announced on 20th March 2020 as...

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Working Time (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Working Time (Coronavirus) (Amendment) R…

Sunday 29th March 2020

On 26 March 2020 the Working Time (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020  (“WTCA Regulations”) were made, coming into force with immediate effect. These regulations affect rights of workers to carry over...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Friday 27th March 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - 'Furlough leave' On Friday 20th March, the Chancellor set out a package of temporary measures to support people and businesses through the period of disruption caused...

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Emergency Volunteering Leave

Emergency Volunteering Leave

Thursday 26th March 2020

On Wednesday 25th March 2020, the Coronavirus Act 2020 received Royal Assent. This comes amongst emergency legislation the Government has introduced to help combat the Coronavirus pandemic. The Act introduces ‘emergency...

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