Coronavirus News

Apr
14
Dismissal for refusing to wear a facemask
As restrictions ease, and employees start returning to the workplace, to what extent can an employer take action against employees who fail to comply with Covid-19 safety requirements?
Mar
17
Remote working from overseas: the top 5 issues for Employers
The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented numbers of employees working from home and some employees may even have chosen to work remotely from overseas. Employees may think that their location doesn’t really matter, however, it may in fact result in a legal headache for their employer. In this week’s article Jessica Clough and Barry Stanton take a look at the legal implications for employers of having employees working for them from abroad.
Mar
11
Business Interruption Insurance and the Supreme Court
Many businesses take out business interruption insurance each year to protect them in the event that their business operations are interrupted.  The coronavirus pandemic has caused business disruption across the country in a manner which is unprecedented.  Unsurprisingly many businesses which had taken out interruption insurance have sought to rely on the cover when making a claim.  
Feb
09
Vac to work, Vac to play
Since the first COVID-19 vaccine outside of trials was administered in the UK on 8 December 2020, the vaccination programme has continued at pace, with 15% of the UK population having received at least one dose as of 2 February 2021. Would requiring the vaccination, of staff and/or customers, be justified and what are the legal risks?
Feb
05
A Shot in the Arm - Can Leisure and Hospitality require a vaccine to access their services?
Since the first COVID-19 vaccine outside of trials was administered in the UK on 8 December 2020, the vaccination programme has continued at pace, with 15% of the UK population having received at least one dose as of 2 February 2021.
Jan
22
The Gender Pay Gap and the impact of COVID-19
The Gender Pay Gap is the difference in the average pay of men and women across the labour market. According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2019 women were paid on average 17.9% less than men.
Jan
11
Home schooling for working parents - options for employers and employees
Working parents are yet again having to cope with juggling home schooling and working during the latest coronavirus lockdown. What options do employers and employees have? And how can employers support their employees in create a working balance?
Jan
06
Lockdown 3.0 and the Job Retention Scheme – New Year, new issues for employers
A new lockdown for England has been announced and the Job Retention Scheme (JRS#2) has been extended until 30 April 2021- Emma O’Connor, Head of Training, asks what does the new lockdown measures mean for businesses as we start 2021?
Dec
23
Surge in demand for warehouse and industrial space
Businesses moving their operations online due to the coronavirus pandemic are fuelling a surge in demand for warehousing and industrial space. 
Dec
23
Long-term impact of furlough
The Government’s furlough scheme has been extended to April 2020. How will this impact on employees and are redundancies inevitable?

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