With Brexit, also came the end of freedom of movement from Europe for EU and non-EU workers, leaving UK farmers wondering how they were going to recruit enough seasonal workers to help harvest the tonnes of fruit and vegetables growing in their fields, says Ross Pierrepont, an employment law specialist at Tallents Solicitors.
UPDATE - click here to see the November 2020 updates to the Job Support Scheme.
What is the Job Support Scheme?
The Job Support Scheme (JSS) is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to Covid-19. It starts on 1 November 2020 and will run for 6 months with a review point in January 2021. It will begin when the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) finishes on 31 October 2020.
The coronavirus pandemic has brutally exposed the vulnerabilities of many sectors of business throughout the UK. Despite the financial measures put in place by the UK government, it is a sad reality now being faced by many employers that they will be forced to make redundancies and reduce their workforce in order for their businesses to survive.
Ross Pierrepont, an employment law specialist at Tallents Solicitors offers guidance and advice to employers on a correct and fair redundancy process.
“The government has brought in new laws to help furloughed employees, providing some reassurance during this difficult time and to ensure they are not short-changed,” says Ross Pierrepont, Employment law specialist at Tallents Solicitors. He looks at the key changes and explains what this means for employers and employees.