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With only a phased return to work on the horizon, many furloughed workers are facing the prospect of being away from their workplace for at least four months, leaving businesses to tackle how to effectively reintroduce them. With little precedent to follow, partner Alison Loveday says that treating furloughed workers in a similar way to returning mothers may be the answer.
Our latest thinking into the insurance impacts arising from the ongoing crisis is offered against a positive step in the UK exit strategy. Abbott and Roche have now both been approved to provide COVID-19 antibody tests in the UK.
In this article, we consider the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment practices liability (EPL) claims both immediately and in the longer term.
We are delighted to confirm the promotion of thirteen lawyers to our partnership across practice areas including commercial, employment and healthcare, as well as specialist areas of insurance and liability that include cyber, property and construction, professional liability, travel, abuse and fraud. Eight of those promoted are based in the UK, with four in the US and one in Australia. Our worldwide partner count is now 264.
On 9 April 2020, the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) was amended as part of the Australian Government’s JobKeeper scheme for eligible businesses.
Gabriela Rei afirma que, embora a colocação em 'lay-off' de um dos pais não esteja prevista nos diplomas do Governo que regulamentam a assistência à família, o entendimento deverá ser o mesmo para os casos em que um dos membros do casal é colocado em teletrabalho.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) (the Australian industrial relations tribunal) has made significant changes to the Clerks - Private Sector Award 2010 (Clerks Award), the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 (Hospitality Award) and the Restaurant Industry Award 2010 (Restaurant Award). These awards regulate the employment of approximately 2.2 million Australian workers.
On 16 March 2020, the UK Government published its welcomed response to a consultation outlining proposals for new entitlements to statutory neonatal leave and pay. Whilst the details need to be filled in this is a further showing of the government’s commitment to supporting parents in the workplace.
Case review 06/04/2020
An employment tribunal recently confirmed that ethical veganism could amount to a philosophical belief and as such is protected by the Equality Act 2010. This decision has been heralded as a ‘landmark decision’ but is the impact of this decision as great as the headlines would have us believe?
Case review 02/04/2020
In a pair of very welcome decisions, the Supreme Court has reined in the onward march of vicarious liability.