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About Amanda Trewhella

Amanda Trewhella is a specialist employment solicitor based in our London office. She advises on all aspects of the employment relationship, from recruitment and the drafting of HR policies and employee handbooks, through to advising on business reorganisations, disciplinary and grievance procedures, and drafting and negotiating settlement agreements and severance packages.

National Living Wage will be increased and extended from April 2021

By |2020-12-01T13:56:31+01:00December 1st, 2020|

Last week saw another announcement that will be of concern to operators many of whom are struggling to survive in the current climate. The Government announced that the National Living Wage rate is to increase from April 2021. However, acknowledging the stress that businesses are under, the increase will be in line with inflation only [...]

Tier 2 and struggling? Additional Government support announced

By |2020-10-22T19:26:21+01:00October 22nd, 2020|

In our recent article “Pub or Restaurant – is your meal substantial enough?” here we outlined the new Government Job Support Scheme (JSS) which is to be introduced from 1 November 2020.  We highlighted the different levels of support available to pubs in tiers 2 and 3. In some cases pubs were more likely to [...]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – the detail

By |2020-07-21T10:50:05+01:00July 13th, 2020|

Updated: 10 July 2020 Latest Updates: This Q&A has been updated following the Chancellor’s Summer Statement on 8 July 2020. In particular a short section has been added to cover the Job Retention Bonus. The two key developments (as announced by the Chancellor on 29 May) are that from 1 July ‘flexible furlough’ will be [...]

Furlough – how will it work?

By |2020-03-25T16:02:45+01:00March 25th, 2020|

All pubs and restaurants are now closed. We read with interest today that operators who were shutting selected takeaway sites are now taking more drastic action. By shutting all sites operators can shut head office and “furlough” staff there too reducing cash flow as much as possible. Furlough is a term previously unknown to us.  [...]

Get ready for a new look Section 1 Statement

By |2020-02-25T10:24:36+01:00February 25th, 2020|

As you know, employers must provide a written statement of particulars to every employee within the first two months of their employment. This is commonly referred to as a ‘Section 1 Statement’, and must include specified information such as the date on which the employment began, how much the employee will be paid and details [...]

Mental health – what are you doing for staff?

By |2020-02-11T11:22:52+01:00February 11th, 2020|

Deloitte’s has published an interesting report on mental health in the workplace (Mental health and employers – Refreshing the case for investment). It last published the report in 2017. The report highlights the financial cost to employers of poor mental health in the workplace and the financial benefits of employers investing in employees’ mental wellbeing.  [...]