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Aug
12
2020

Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreements and NDA’s – has anything changed?

It is well known that a select number of individuals and companies used confidential clauses in Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and Settlement Agreements to prevent the reporting of misconduct to organisations..

Aug
10
2020

The CBI’s 6-step action plan for “no surprise” local lockdowns

At the end of July we saw the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, make a last-minute announcement on Twitter of new local lockdown impositions,..

Aug
07
2020

The Increased Prevalence of Settlement Agreements

A settlement agreement is a contract entered into by an employer and employee whereby the employee agrees to waive certain claims they may have in return for some form of..

Aug
07
2020

Can employers make Covid-19 testing mandatory?

Government guidance sets out that anyone who has Covid-19 symptoms, however mild, should be tested. As employers have a duty to protect the health and safety of their employees, which..

Aug
05
2020

"Self-employed” hairdresser found to be employee

The Claimant, a hairdresser, sought to pursue claims for unfair dismissal, notice pay, holiday pay and redundancy pay following ..

Jul
30
2020

Furlough: increased redundancy and notice pay for some employees

The government has announced a new law, effective from 31 July 2020 introducing changes regarding payments on termination of employment to employees who are, or have been, furloughed...

Jul
30
2020

Settlement offers and redundancies: the cost of getting it wrong

As the furlough scheme starts to be phased out from the end of this week, the ongoing economic Covid-19 related downturn means that increasing numbers of businesses are having to..

Jul
29
2020

'Grace period’ announced for those unable to leave the UK by 31 July 2020

The UK government has published ‘last-minute’ guidance for individuals who are unable to leave the UK by 31 July 2020. The additional extension is termed a ‘grace period’, which means..

Jul
28
2020

Furlough and COVID-19 Employer Obligations Update

A new report by the federation of small businesses found that almost 25% of companies have already reduced their staff numbers in the last quarter, ..

Jul
24
2020

The Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa route opens from January 2021

The UK government has finally published official guidance on the new Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa...



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