The European Court of Justice has ruled that it's up to national courts to make decisions about employment status, but that a courier working for Yodel in the UK appeared to them ..
Nick looks at the subject of collective consultation and specifically whether an employer can consult effectively and in compliance with its legal obligations during the current working conditions.
Clyde & Co
The Employment Clyde Guide to Coronavirus issues has been prepared to help employers with their key workplace issues following the changes that they have had to face during the COVID-19...
Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP
On 11 May 2020 the Government published "Our Plan to Rebuild: the UK Government's COVID-19 Recovery Strategy" (the Recovery Strategy).
When can employers in the United Kingdom be held responsible for their employees' actions? This article answers that question with help from a recent high-profile case and applies the lessons learned...
UK employers are facing many employment law issues as restrictions begin to be eased and more employees can come back to work. These FAQs cover employers' health and safety obligations, medical testing, contact tracing and ...
Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP
Many Pride events have been cancelled across the world due to COVID-19.
Clyde & Co
On 12 May 2020, the Government extended the ability for employers to claim furlough payments under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until the end of October 2020.
Few would argue against it being easier to place an economy in lockdown during a pandemic than to enable it to emerge from lockdown safely. It is clear to most people that any changes will need to be gradual.
Clyde & Co
Further updates to the government's guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme were made on 30 April 2020 and 1 May 2020.
Cases concerning an employer's liability for the actions of their staff often cause concern, particularly where the law is seen to be 'extended' by the courts to hold an employer liable.
Arnold & Porter
At the end of June the UK government's job retention (furlough) scheme is scheduled to end and the government has announced that it will shortly publish its roadmap out of the lockdown.
Nick looks at the current hot topic for employers. How should they handle a return to work by staff after lockdown and what are the issues likely to come up?
"Riddled with problems, unfairness and unintended consequences" was The Lords' verdict in a Report published on Monday on the ‘off –payroll rules' (the "Rules") ...
Not very seriously, appears to be the answer. Indeed, despite the Lord's scathing Report being published on Monday 27 April, later that day, the financial secretary to The Treasury, Jesse Norman, told the Commons that the ...
By its very nature, Academic Freedom of Speech is frequently a source of controversy, and a number of recent high profile cases have made it an even hotter topic.
McDermott Will & Emery
There have been further significant developments in relation to the UK Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme:
If it is true that it is darkest before the dawn, then a number of countries worldwide are rightly turning their minds to the possibility of easing the current lockdown arrangements.
A court1 has approached the interplay between the Insolvency Act 1986 and the Government's furlough scheme so as to encourage and support the rescue culture and facilitate access to the scheme by administrators.
The current pandemic has heightened uncertainty to new levels.