Employment Q&A sessions extended

Employment specialists at law firm Sintons will continue to offer their expert advice via their popular Q&A sessions, with the initiative being extended into the COVID-19 post-lockdown period.

Businesses have experienced huge challenges in the past unprecedented six months, with many being forced to take measures to protect their future, including turning to the Government’s Job Retention Scheme to place employees on furlough leave.

The rights and obligations of businesses in such uncharted territory have often been unclear, with many business owners and employees alike having much uncertainty around their rights and obligations.

In response to this, Sintons’ employment team launched a weekly Q&A session, in which its team of specialists – led by Keith Land, one of the region’s leading employment lawyers – answered the questions submitted by businesses and individuals from across the country.

Sintons, known for its clear and direct advice, saw huge demand for its online sessions, with the employment team being widely praised for bringing much-needed clarity during such an uncertain time.

Although the country continues to emerge from COVID-19 lockdown, the challenges for businesses are still as relevant, with major challenges including the end of the furlough scheme, the resumption of office-based working and, where it has become necessary for some businesses, redundancy situations.

In response, Sintons will now hold a monthly Employment Q&A session, to continue to answer the pressing questions and address the latest Government-enforced changes and what they mean for businesses.

Keith Land, head of employment at Sintons, said: “We launched our Q&A sessions to try and help shed a bit of light into what was a completely unprecedented and fast-changing situation, which left many businesses feeling completely unsure about how to proceed. The response we got was brilliant, with people from far and wind contacting us with questions and passing on their gratitude that a resource like this was available.

“As the challenges for business are far from over, we will continue to support employers and employees in every way we can, and are very pleased to extend our Q&As. By continually talking to employers, we know the issues that are pertinent to them, and we understand the questions they want and need to be answered. We are proud of our reputation for delivering advice on the most complex of situations in a straightforward and understandable way, and we will continue to shed light on the very latest developments in the Government’s ongoing COVID-19 response for businesses.”

* The next employment Q&A session will be held on Friday 25th of September. To register attendance, or to contribute a question, please contact David Pritchard, head of marketing, on david.pritchard@sintons.co.uk or 0191 226 7802.

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