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Legal update

4 August 2020 Job retention bonus

On 8 July, the Chancellor outlined his plans for a Job Retention Bonus, with details of the bonus scheme due to be published by 31 July.

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Legal update

24 July 2020 Immigration: further details published

This month has seen Further Details of the UK’s new Points-Based Immigration System published.

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Legal update

20 July 2020 The importance of a fair procedure

Should a Tribunal strike out an unfair dismissal claim where the Claimant has no prospect of recovering any compensation but where the dismissal may be procedurally unfair? The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that it should not, in this case.

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Legal update

13 July 2020 Quarantine FAQs for employers

As from 4 July, the Government advises against non-essential international travel, except to countries and territories listed as exempt. Find out more with our frequently asked questions.

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6 July 2020 Recommendations – how wide can they be?

In successful discrimination claims, one remedy available to a Tribunal is an appropriate recommendation. In this case of Hill v Lloyds Bank plc, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered the scope of a recommendation sought by an employee.

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Legal update

3 July 2020 Pay inequality

The High Pay Centre has issued its interim report based on the first pay ratios disclosed between 1 January 2020 and 31 April 2020.

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3 July 2020 Statutory sick pay - FAQs

There have a been a number of changes made to the statutory sick pay (SSP) regime this year as a result of the cornonavirus pandemic, so we’ve set out below some FAQs as a reminder.

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Legal update

1 June 2020 Keeping track of sick pay

The Government’s Track and Trace programme has now been launched together with further changes to the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) regime. These changes allow those who are notified under the Track and Trace programme that they have been in close contact with a person outside of their household who has tested positive, and who are as a result directed to isolate, to be able to claim SSP.

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15 May 2020 What steps should an employer be considering before reopening?

Employers will need to consider whether they genuinely need to reopen premises or whether work can continue to be carried out remotely. If employees can work from home, they should continue to do so.

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1 May 2020 Employment tribunals – changes ahead?

In September 2018, a consultation was launched regarding potential reform within the Employment Tribunal (“Tribunal”) system. 18 months later, the Law Commission has now published its 212 page report on Employment Law Hearing Structures.

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