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Employment weekly highlights—12 May 2022

Published on: 12 May 2022
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Employment weekly highlights—12 May 2022
  • In this issue:
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Concerns about COVID-19 did not make employee’s dismissal after refusing to return to work automatically unfair
  • Pensions
  • The Pensions Regulator reports that suspect employers are being targeted with spot checks
  • Working time and flexible working
  • Platinum Jubilee bank holiday—who is entitled to an extra day off?
  • Employment contract
  • Government extends ban on employment exclusivity clauses to low income workers
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Employment weekly highlights includes: (1) an EAT judgment that an employee's concerns about COVID-19 did not make a dismissal after refusing to return to work automatically unfair, (2) an announcement by the Pensions Regulator that employers suspected of not fulfilling their pension duties will be targeted with spot check inspections, (3) an analysis of which employees are entitled to the extra bank holiday for the Platinum Jubilee, (4) the government's announcement that it will extend the ban on exclusivity clauses to include workers earning less than the Lower Earnings Limit, (5) a statement from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on long Covid, disability and the Equality Act 2010, (6) a report from the Fawcett Society on the experiences of women going through menopause in the workplace, (7) an analysis of the impact on HR of the EU Commission's proposed regulatory framework around the use of AI, (8) a consultation on proposed legislation to protect the wages of seafarers who regularly visit UK ports, (9) an analysis of the FAQ document released by the HMCTS Reform Employment Tribunal Project, (10) a summary of the key announcements for employment lawyers in the Queen's speech 2022, (11) DWP guidance for employers on hiring people from Ukraine, (12) publication of the 'Global University List' by the Home Office, (13) Home Office updates to the Sponsor management system guide 2, (14) two sets of amending regulations relating to service complaints by members of the armed forces, (15) new health-related coronavirus regulations for Wales, (16) regulations prohibiting smoking outside hospital buildings in Scotland, (17) dates for your diary, and (18) updates to our case, consultation, legislation and coronavirus legislation trackers. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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