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Employment weekly highlights—21 May 2020

Published on: 21 May 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Employment weekly highlights—21 May 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • HMRC Press release: Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme set to launch
  • Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Funding of Employers’ Liabilities) Regulations 2020
  • Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Funding of Employers’ Liabilities) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: ninth updates to HMRC employer and employee guidance
  • HMRC guidance: claiming a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Acas issues guidance to improve workers’ mental wellbeing
  • Acas guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19): updates re working safely, vulnerable people and furlough
  • More...

Article summary

This edition of Employment weekly highlights includes: (1) announcement of the start of the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme on 26 May 2020 and publication of the relevant legislation for Great Britain and Northern Ireland, (2) further updates to HMRC guidance for employers and employees, including on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, (3) new guidance on claiming a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, (4) new Acas guidance on workers’ mental health during the pandemic, (5) updates to the Acas guidance on ‘Working safely and social distancing’, ‘Vulnerable people and those at high risk’ and ‘Furlough and pay’, (6) developments in the UK negotiations for an agreement with the EU following Brexit, (7) an EAT judgment on the effect, in a constructive dismissal case, of a ‘last straw’ event being innocuous, (8) an amendment to the Finance Bill 2020 to introduce the off-payroll working changes with effect from 6 April 2021, (9) a new temporary tax exemption for home office equipment expenses, (10) new HMRC guidance about employee car ownership schemes and home office equipment expenses, (11) advice from the Certification Officer on how trade unions should comply with their obligations during the pandemic, (12) a new Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, (13) a High Court judgment in which permission was granted to rely on documents disclosed in employment tribunal proceedings, (14) a High Court decision on breach of a confidentiality clause within a COT3, (15) judicial guidance on preparing PDF bundles, (16) new sanitary measures adopted by the ECJ to resume hearings during the pandemic, (17) a new Practice Note on returning to the workplace during the pandemic, (18) dates for your diary, (19) updates to our case and legislation trackers, (20) new Q&As, and (21) the Industrial Relations Law Reports (IRLR) Highlights for June 2020. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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