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May
29
2020

Immigration update: reopening of visa centres and the 14-day quarantine rule

UK visa application centres across the UK and the world will start to reopen from 1 June 2020. The reopening of these centres will allow applicants to ..

May
29
2020

Return to work considerations for employers: health and safety, duty of care and whistleblowing claims

With increased easing of lockdown measures expected from next week, and businesses beginning to re-open, the inevitable employment law implications will arise from returning to work and ensuring that staff..

May
28
2020

Test and trace: isolation, sick pay and furlough

As of today, in England and Scotland, test and trace programmes have been introduced (28 May 2020), although there are no current plans to test those without symptoms and the..

May
28
2020

Unofficial work before start date not counted towards continuous employment

In O’Sullivan v DSM Demolition Ltd, the Claimant’s contract of employment recorded a start date of 2 November 2015, ..

May
28
2020

ACAS publishes new guidance on mental health during Coronavirus

Accompanying their recently commissioned YouGov survey, ACAS has published workplace guidance aimed at assisting staff manage their mental health at work. ..

May
22
2020

Immigration Update: Changes to the immigration rules, Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) for NHS workers waived and COVID-19

Immigration continues to be a key government policy, as it prepares for the end of the transition period in December 2020...

May
20
2020

Settlement Agreements and Confidentiality Clauses

The High Court, ruling in Duchy Farm Kennels v Steels, has confirmed that an employer cannot avoid paying sums due under a settlement agreement (where the employee is suspected of..

May
20
2020

Employers to recover COVID-19 related SSP

From 26 May 2020, small- and medium-sized employers will be able to recover some coronavirus-related SSP from HMRC. ..

May
14
2020

Settlement Agreements - What Are They?

A settlement agreement (or compromise agreement as it used to be known) is a contract between an employee and employer...

May
14
2020

ACAS Updates Grievance and Disciplinary Advice

Acas has published new guidance on how employers should conduct disciplinary and grievance procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance emphasises that all previous guidance, such as the Acas Code..



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