Astute recruitment businesses can use the current slow-down to get ready for the next big wave of work, taking the opportunity to review key contracts and documents, internal policies and to undertake data cleansing exercises.
With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ('Scheme') now well underway, it is well known HMRC has enforcement and clawback powers in order to recover money and impose penalties in case of misuse of the Scheme.
A recent High Court decision provides a useful reminder of the obligation higher education institutions have to follow their own procedures consistently and fairly, and to allow students with eligible grievances to exercise their right to complain.
Higher education institutions (HEIs) are now preparing for students and staff to safely return to campus in September. Staff and students from a variety of places and backgrounds may have differing opinions on the use of face masks and coverings.
Indian media outlets have reported that a Bengalaru-based business, Shreis Scalene Therapeutics, has developed a prototype device that can disable the human to human transmission of the Corona family of viruses, including COVID-19.
A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision offers a useful reminder of the importance of following a fair procedure prior to dismissal, even where it is clear the employee has committed a criminal act.
On 29 July 2020 the Supreme Court confirmed a long-standing view held by some lawyers and others within the sector that the members of charitable companies can owe a type of duty, known as a fiduciary duty, to the company's charitable objects or purposes.