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Employment weekly highlights—2 July 2020

Published on: 02 July 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Employment weekly highlights—2 July 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Treasury makes third Direction in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)
  • Analysis of the third Treasury Direction relating to the original and revised Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)
  • Further updates to HMRC guidance on the revised 1 July Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • County Court provides guidance on furloughed employees attending trial
  • BEIS ‘Working safely during coronavirus’ guidance fully updated plus four new sectors
  • Pay
  • Check if you can claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • More...

Article summary

This edition of Employment weekly highlights includes: (1) analyses of the third Treasury Direction relating to the original and revised Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), (2) updates to the HMRC guidance on the operation of the CJRS from 1 July until 31 October 2020, (3) a look by Hayley Riach, partner at Keoghs, at a County Court decision that attending a trial to give evidence is not ‘work’ for employees furloughed under the CJRS, (4) updates to the BEIS ’Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)’ guidance covering four further sectors, (5) an update to guidance on claiming back statutory sick pay in relation to employees who have transferred under TUPE 2006, (6) a revised clause 19 and Schedule relating to the taxation of coronavirus government support payments tabled for inclusion in the Finance Bill 2020, (7) an EAT judgment dealing with amendments to a claim which change both the cause of action and the remedies sought, (8) an update from HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) on the work done in response to the pandemic, (9) the updated weekly operational summary from HMCTS, (10) an extension to the deadline for solo-regulated firms to have completed the first assessment of the fitness and propriety of their Certified Persons under the Senior Manager & Certification Regime, (11) the coming into force of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, (12) the progression to the report stage of the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination Bill, (13) the expiry of the deadline for agreeing an extension to the Brexit transition period under the Withdrawal Agreement, (14) a new Practice Note on sickness absence and pay during the pandemic, (15) dates for your diary, (16) updates to our case and legislation trackers, and (17) new Q&As. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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