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Coronavirus (Covid-19) - The Legal Implications

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Specialist advice on the legal implications of coronavirus

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Prime Minister Indicates Work From Home Guidance Will End on 21 June 2021

Friday, 21 May 2021

The Prime Minister told MPs on 12 May 2021 that the Government intends to drop the guidance that people in England should work from home if they can from 21 June 2021.

Prime Minister Indicates Work From Home Guidance Will End on 21 June 2021

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

COVID-19 Right To Work Check Concession Extended to 20 June 2021

Friday, 21 May 2021

The Government have announced a temporary extension to the coronavirus (COVID-19) concession permitting employers to conduct right to work checks remotely.

COVID-19 Right To Work Check Concession Extended to 20 June 2021

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Can Higher Education Institutions Make Coronavirus Testing Mandatory?

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

With the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions across the UK, many students have or will be returning to university campuses, with COVID-19 testing likely to form an integral part of university procedures.

Can Higher Education Institutions Make Coronavirus Testing Mandatory?

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Financial Proceedings - Is Coronavirus (COVID-19) a 'Barder' Event?

Monday, 10 May 2021

A Barder event is an unforeseen event which invalidates the fundamental basis on which a financial remedy order has been made. If this situation occurs, an application can be made to the Court asking for the order to be revisited.

Financial Proceedings - Is Coronavirus (COVID-19) a 'Barder' Event?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Updates Announced to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme From May 2021

Friday, 23 April 2021

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was extended until 30 September 2021. Since our last article, some minor changes have been made to the various CJRS guidance notes, with the updates and links to the guidance outlined below.

Updates Announced to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme From May 2021

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Trade Union Congress - Findings on the Implementation of COVID-19 Rules in the Workplace

Friday, 16 April 2021

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has published a survey for 2020/21 involving more than 2,100 workplace safety representatives to understand and support safety representatives at work.

Trade Union Congress - Findings on the Implementation of COVID-19 Rules in the Workplace

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

What Are the Latest Updates to Coronavirus Guidance?

Friday, 09 April 2021

The coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines have been updated once again, with effect from the 1st April 2021 onwards.

What Are the Latest Updates to Coronavirus Guidance?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Healthcare

Understanding PCN Companies and the Impact on the Relationship with Pharmacy

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Adam Siwak looks at primary care network companies and their relationship with pharmacy.

Do You Need More Space to Host Coronavirus Vaccination Clinics?

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Schools Immigration Update - Dealing with Post-Brexit and Coronavirus Issues

Friday, 19 March 2021

The effects of Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic continue to impact independent schools with international staff and students. This article explores some of the immigration issues which schools are currently grappling with.

Schools Immigration Update - Dealing with Post-Brexit and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Issues

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Can You Dismiss an Employee for Refusing to Wear a Face Mask?

Friday, 05 March 2021

An employee's refusal to wear a face mask may not always amount to gross misconduct. However, such a refusal could ultimately lead to an employee's dismissal in particular circumstances, as a recent case shows.

Can You Dismiss an Employee for Refusing to Wear a Face Mask?

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting Obligations Suspended for Six Months

Friday, 05 March 2021

The Equality and Human Rights Commission ('EHRC') has suspended the enforcement of gender pay gap reporting for 2020-21 until 5 October 2021 due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting Obligations Suspended for Six Months

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Furlough Scheme Extended Until 30 September 2021

Friday, 05 March 2021

This week the Chancellor announced that the furlough scheme will be extended until 30 September 2021. This gives employers the opportunity to utilise the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for an additional five months.

Furlough Scheme Extended Until 30 September 2021

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Spring 2021 Budget - Key Announcements for Employers

Friday, 05 March 2021

On 3 March 2021 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, led the 2021 Spring Budget. In this article, we examine the key elements of the Budget that employers and businesses need to know.

Spring 2021 Budget - Key Announcements for Employers

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Coronavirus - What Are the Latest Updates on Shielding?

Friday, 26 February 2021

The Government has identified a further 1.7 million individuals as 'clinically extremely vulnerable' and at high risk of serious illness if they catch coronavirus. These individuals will be advised by a letter from their GP to shield until 31 March 2021.

Coronavirus - What Are the Latest Updates on Shielding?

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Top 5 Q&As on Coronavirus Vaccinations and Testing

Friday, 19 February 2021

We answer your most commonly asked questions surrounding coronavirus vaccinations and testing.

Top 5 Q&As On Coronavirus Vaccinations and Testing