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.
“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.
The implications of the coronavirus crisis for employers has been severe on so many fronts that it’s understandable if employers might have missed some key employment law changes that have recently come into effect. Ross Pierrepont, solicitor at Tallents Solicitors in Newark summarises the key changes that employers need to know as they open up their businesses again and bring back furloughed staff.