Ms Rachel Richardson

Rachel Richardson

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Employment & Immigration

COVID-19: government financial support for employers
Guernsey | 17 June 2020

This article outlines the financial support available to employers in Guernsey that have been adversely affected by measures introduced to manage the spread of COVID-19. Such support includes the payroll co-funding scheme, grants for small businesses and the self-employed, the Hardship Fund and deferrals of social security.

COVID-19: considerations for employers in Channel Islands
International | 25 March 2020

Although there is a host of good coronavirus (COVID-19) advice available on hygiene practices and travelling to affected areas, there are some issues which employers might not have considered. This article examines key considerations for employers in the Channel Islands with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, including as regards sick pay and procedures, data protection and employees who are unable to work.

Often overlooked competition law aspects of restrictive covenants in contracts
Guernsey | 19 June 2019

The perennial conversations around restrictive covenants in employment contracts and service contracts of a similar nature are familiar. Employers want maximum restriction on employees who leave but must be careful not to overstep the mark as covenants which are unduly restrictive risk being struck out by the courts.

Harvey Weinstein and you: what employers should be doing about sexual harassment
Guernsey | 07 March 2018

What started with complaints against an Oscar-winning film producer has led to a movement that has toppled government ministers and reduced much-loved figures from the entertainment world to pariahs. Although Guernsey may feel far away from Hollywood or Westminster, the issue of sexual harassment is just as real. So what should an employer do to protect its employees and its business from harassment?

Private Client & Offshore Services

COVID-19: government financial support for businesses
Guernsey | 11 June 2020

This article outlines the financial support available to businesses in Guernsey that have been adversely affected by measures introduced to manage the spread of COVID-19. Such support includes the payroll co-funding scheme, grants for small businesses and the self-employed, the Hardship Fund, deferrals of social security and tax on real property payments and government rent deferrals and renegotiations.

Five steps to avoid insider fraud
Jersey | 26 March 2020

Insider fraud is a problem that persists at all levels of society, irrespective of whether the entity has commercial or altruistic motives. This begs the question of what internal controls and procedures employers in any sector can implement to reduce the risk of insider fraud. This article outlines five steps which could significantly reduce the risk for businesses of any size or type.

COVID-19: considerations for employers in Channel Islands
International | 19 March 2020

Although there is a host of good coronavirus (COVID-19) advice available on hygiene practices and travelling to affected areas, there are some issues which employers might not have considered. This article examines key considerations for employers in the Channel Islands with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, including as regards sick pay and procedures, data protection and employees who are unable to work.

Often overlooked competition law aspects of restrictive covenants in contracts
Guernsey | 13 June 2019

Employers want maximum restriction on employees who leave but must be careful not to overstep the mark as covenants which are unduly restrictive risk being struck out by the courts. As such, employers should be aware that disgruntled employees can file complaints with the Guernsey Competition and Regulatory Authority and might also bring civil actions for damages pursuant to Section 42 of the Competition Ordinance.

Harvey Weinstein and you: what employers should be doing about sexual harassment
Guernsey | 01 March 2018

What started with complaints against an Oscar-winning film producer has led to a movement that has toppled government ministers and reduced much-loved figures from the entertainment world to pariahs. Although Guernsey may feel far away from Hollywood or Westminster, the issue of sexual harassment is just as real. So what should an employer do to protect its employees and its business from harassment?

Real Estate

COVID-19: government financial support for businesses
Guernsey | 12 June 2020

This article outlines the real estate-related financial support available to businesses in Guernsey that have been adversely affected by measures introduced to manage the spread of COVID-19. Such support includes deferrals of tax on real property payments and government rent deferrals and renegotiations.

White Collar Crime

Five steps to avoid insider fraud
Jersey | 30 March 2020

Insider fraud is a problem that persists at all levels of society, irrespective of whether the entity has commercial or altruistic motives. This begs the question of what internal controls and procedures employers in any sector can implement to reduce the risk of insider fraud. This article outlines five steps which could significantly reduce the risk for businesses of any size or type.