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.
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.
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.
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.
Due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the uncertainty created for the supply of services to Universities, we have recently been working with a number of clients on termination clauses within their contracts.