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General duties placed on employers in respect of health and safety also apply to any decision to re-open the office.
The Government announced that its contribution to wage costs during furlough is reducing with effect from 1 August 2020 and, with effect from 1 July 2020, employers will have the option to be more flexible in its approach to furlough.
Case review 2020-06-12
An NHS Trust has been refused permission to appeal against a decision from the Court of Appeal with potentially far-reaching implications for the NHS.
Our latest thinking into the insurance impacts arising from the ongoing crisis is offered against the Office for National Statistics having confirmed that the UK economy shrank by 20.4% in April, the largest monthly contraction on record.
A global look at alternative support that governments have chosen to introduce (or not) to support businesses and individuals during this pandemic.
Redundancies: Employers face a raft of employment tribunal claims if they fail to consult furloughed employees
British employers are being warned that they risk being taken to an employment tribunal if they fail to consult furloughed employees before redundancies are made. partner Alison Loveday outlines the collective consultation process.
As has become something of a habit, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, chose Friday evening (29 May 2020) to announce further changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
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.