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Employment Newsletter October 2021

COVID-19 The new regulations (Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/891) (Amendment Regulations)) will dictate that anyone entering a care home, and all care home workers, must be fully...

Where there's a Will there's a way...

No one likes to talk about death, but you can leave problems for your family if you don't make plans. It can feel daunting, but making a will can be straightforward and won't cost the earth. Tips for arranging your will:  Choose who draws up...

Will my Inheritance still be mine if we get divorced?

For unmarried couples, the answer is usually straightforward. In most cases it will belong to the person who received it and they will not be under any legal obligation to share it.  For married couples and civil partners, the answer is more...

Successfully transitioned to working from home?

Have you successfully transitioned from working in a rented office space to working from home. Do you want the improved work-life balance to continue post the Coronavirus pandemic? Well it might be time to exercise the break clause in your commercial lease. ...

Remember a Charity Week 2021 - Why leaving money to charity in a Will is so wonderful

As we here at Rowberry Morris gear up to officially mark the annual ‘ Remember A Charity Week ’, it’s important to reflect upon why leaving money to charity in a Will is such a valuable, selfless...

I am being made redundant - what are my rights?

Redundancy is commonly used by employers to reduce the number of employees. Typically, it arises if the business closes, if a workplace closes or if there is a reduction in the type of work the employee does. Redundancy is a potentially fair reason for...

How do I make a flexible working request?

Some employers want their staff to make a return to the workplace. A fifth of businesses say that they will expect staff to be in the office five days a week once all restrictions have lifted. What can you do as an employee if you want to continue to work...

I have been given a settlement agreement - what happens now?

Settlement agreements are a confidential way of your employer agreeing with you how the employment relationship will end. It may have been given to you during an open redundancy process, in response to a grievance you have raised, or in some cases it may...

Why is it important to keep your Will updated?

There’s no escaping the fact that the idea of writing a will can be difficult for some. Doing something that forces you to face your own mortality can be a challenge, and many of those who have taken the step will be relieved to just put the matter to...

I work in a care home do I have to be vaccinated?

Following the government consultation and response, the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (“Health and Social Care Amendment Regulations”) made on 22 July 2021 will come into force...

I run a care home what do I do about vaccinations for staff?

Following the government consultation and response, the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (“Health and Social Care Amendment Regulations”) made on 22 July 2021 will come into force...

Hybrid working - new guidance from ACAS

During the pandemic many sectors were forced into home working as an emergency measure back at the beginning of 2020. Whilst some enjoyed the benefits of home working others were keen to return to the office. Employers now have the chance to take control of...

Writing references? Choose your words carefully

Most employers will be asked for a reference by their employees at some point – some under good circumstances and some in perhaps less positive situations. Whatever you decide to include in an employee reference, you need to choose your words very...

Protecting your business from divorce

Specialist Divorce and Family Solicitor Stuart Duncan explores how to future-proof your business from divorce. Resolving financial matters on divorce can be a complex issue, particularly where there is a business to consider. Once a ...

Surge in Post-Lockdown Divorce and Separation?

An article for Village Eye Magazine by Rowberry Morris Family Law Solicitor Stuart Duncan. At the beginning of the pandemic, commentators widely predicted the pressure of lockdown and home-schooling would cause a surge in separation and divorce ...

How to Resolve a Dispute With Your Landlord

Disputes between landlords and tenants are not uncommon. Disagreements can arise on both sides and, if not handled carefully, can snowball into stressful and protracted legal action. As a law firm with an expert dispute resolution team, we know the value of...

Could you benefit from having a life interest trust in your will?

There are a range of situations in which life interest trust wills can be beneficial and have a better outcome than a straight-forward will.  Life interest trust wills can be beneficial for people who want to ensure that their children get their share...

Are you running out of time?

Leases are a depreciating asset: their value can be significantly affected by the length of time left on the term of the lease . Are you running out of time to protect the value in your property? Many high-street lenders will refuse to lend against a...

IR35 and Contractors

The rules regarding IR35 and off payroll working are changing on 6 April 2021. Previously as a contractor, your Personal Service Company (“PSC”) was responsible for determining how you were taxed under IR35. From 6 April 2021 the PSC will no...

IR35 and Businesses

The rules regarding IR35 and off payroll working are changing on 6 April 2021. Previously the intermediary Personal Service Company (“PSC”) was responsible for determining your contractors tax status under IR35. From 6 April 2021 the...
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