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Coronavirus (Covid-19) - The Legal Implications

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Specialist advice on the legal implications of coronavirus

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Real Estate

The Return of Forfeiture - What Are the Options?

Monday, 06 June 2022

When the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020, the UK Government sought to protect the interests of commercial tenants by placing a moratorium on landlords terminating (forfeiting) leases for non-payment of rent.

The Return of Forfeiture - What Are the Options?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Automatic Unfair Dismissal and COVID-19

Friday, 13 May 2022

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that an employee who refused to attend work because of concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on his vulnerable children was not automatically unfairly dismissed.

Automatic Unfair Dismissal and COVID-19

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Should Long COVID Be Treated as a Disability?

Friday, 11 March 2022

The head of employment policy at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) suggests employers should treat staff suffering from long COVID as disabled. what does this mean for employers?

Should Long COVID Be Treated as a Disability?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Coronavirus (Covid-19) Debt Recovery Real Estate

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill and Arbitration for Ringfenced Debts

Monday, 28 February 2022

Despite the Omicron variant continuing to cause large case numbers across England and Wales, a new Bill is intended to provide a solution to the problem of approximately £9bn in commercial rent arrears due to be outstanding by March 2022.

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill and Arbitration for Ringfenced Debts

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment Healthcare

Consultation Closed on Revoking Mandatory Vaccination Across All Health, Social Care and Care Home Settings

Friday, 18 February 2022

We previously reported the Government's intention to scrap mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for health and social care staff, and staff in care homes in England.

Consultation Closed on Revoking Mandatory Vaccination Across All Health, Social Care and Care Home Settings

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Work From Home Guidance Re-Introduced Under COVID-19 Plan B in England

Thursday, 09 December 2021

After rising speculation, the Prime Minister has announced 'Plan B' restrictions for England, which will come into force over the coming week in an effort to slow down the transmission of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

Work From Home Guidance Re-Introduced Under COVID-19 Plan B in England

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Property Litigation Real Estate

Commercial Rent Arrears - Ring-fencing and Arbitration Announced

Monday, 15 November 2021

The Government last week announced a new Code of Practice and legislation to address outstanding commercial rent arrears for the Covid lockdown period.

Commercial Rent Arrears - Ring-fencing and Arbitration Announced

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Vaccinations for 12-15 Year Olds

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

The long awaited announcement that the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to 12-15 year olds has finally been made.

Vaccinations for 12-15 Year Olds

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Employment Case Round-Up - How Three Cases Impact on Higher Education Institutions

Thursday, 09 September 2021

Following a recent flurry of cases arising out of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the resulting impact on employment, we review three notable cases and what they could mean for the higher education sector.

Employment Case Round-Up - How Three Cases Impact on Higher Education Institutions

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination FAQs for Employers

Monday, 13 September 2021

The continued rollout of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations raise many questions for employers. These FAQs answer the most common questions employers have around vaccinations and their employees.

https://www.vwv.co.uk/news-and-events/blog/employment-law-brief/coronavirus-vaccination-faqs-employers

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Guidance on Mandatory Vaccinations Against COVID-19 in Care Homes

Friday, 20 August 2021

The Department of Health & Social Care (DHS) published some Operational guidance this month to help support the requirement to be double-vaccinated against COVID-19 when entering a care home (unless exempt), effective from 11 November 2021.

Guidance on Mandatory Vaccinations Against COVID-19 in Care Homes

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Updated Guidance on Daily Contact Testing Scheme for Workers in Essential Services

Friday, 20 August 2021

Updates to the NHS Test and Trace in the workplace guidance have recently been made to reflect the Government's decision to roll out daily contact testing for workers in essential services, as an alternative to self-isolation.

Updated Guidance on Daily Contact Testing Scheme For Workers in Essential Services

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Employee Stuck Abroad in March 2020 Wins Automatic Unfair Dismissal Claim

Friday, 09 July 2021

In a recent tribunal claim, a worker who stayed in Italy at the beginning of the pandemic and who was dismissed by his employer was successful in bringing a claim for automatic unfair dismissal.

Employee Stuck Abroad in March 2020 Wins Automatic Unfair Dismissal Claim

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pharma & Life Sciences

UK Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Shows World-Leading Life Sciences Innovation

Thursday, 08 July 2021

To say it has been quite an 18 months is an understatement. The life sciences industry was hit hard in parts, with a pausing of clinical trials, investment in start-ups and prioritisation on COVID-19 treatments.

UK Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Shows World-Leading Life Sciences Innovation

Articles & Blogs Charities Coronavirus (Covid-19)

What Does the Delayed Easing of Coronavirus Restrictions Mean for Charity Employers?

Tuesday, 06 July 2021

Following the Government's announcement that 'step four' of the coronavirus lockdown will be delayed until 19 July 2021, to control the spread of the Delta variant, we explore the key implications for charity employers.

What Does the Delayed Easing of Coronavirus Restrictions Mean for Charity Employers?