Ranjit advises employers on all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious. She acts for a diverse range of companies from many industry sectors and much of her work has an international focus. Ranjit has wide experience of employment litigation matters and is a keen advocate who regularly represents clients in employment tribunals throughout England and Wales. She is also a qualified mediator and often advises clients on resolving disputes at mediation.
If at the weekend you want to volunteer or work somewhere else like in a grocery story, that would be fine as long as it is outside your ‘normal hours’. But when you go back to work, you have to make sure the working time regulations aren’t being breached, you oblige by your contractual hours and that you’re getting enough rest.4 April 2021
As with many things over the last four months, the government does not give any indication of what they’re thinking about and then suddenly makes these announcements. Most businesses have planned what they were going to do on the 1 July on the assumption there was no bonus. A lot have not taken advantage of the flexible furlough scheme because of the high administrative burden. Offering the bonus now with only three weeks to go in July and a further tapering of the furlough scheme, so that in August employers have to pay pensions and national insurance and then the reduction of the grant in September and October, the £1,000 might not be enough. Furthermore, the condition that employment has to be maintained until January is also quite difficult. A lot of employers can’t plan that far ahead yet.4 April 2021