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Employment weekly highlights—23 July 2020

Published on: 23 July 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Employment weekly highlights—23 July 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: contractual notice issue clarified in further guidance update
  • COVID-19: Return to work for vulnerable workers
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No 3) Regulations 2020
  • Data protection and employee information
  • Privacy Shield invalidated and use of appropriate safeguards (including Standard Contractual Clauses) require case by case assessments (Facebook Ireland and Schrems)
  • ICO updates international transfers guidance in wake of Schrems II
  • Public sector
  • More...

Article summary

This edition of Employment weekly highlights includes: (1) clarification that a grant under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) may be used to pay contractual or statutory notice, (2) consideration by Helen Farr of Taylor Wessing of how employers can protect those among their workforce who are vulnerable or anxious on returning to work, (3) publication of coronavirus restriction regulations relating to premises, events and public outdoor places, (4) analysis of the ECJ data protection judgment in the case of Facebook Ireland and Schrems (commonly known as Schrems II), (5) a consequential announcement by the Information Commissioner’s Office of a review of its guidance on the Privacy Shield and Standard Contractual Clauses, (6) the government’s response to the consultation on implementing the regulations to cap public sector exit payments, (7) an EAT judgment on the scope of agency worker rights, (8) a new apprenticeship funding policy paper, (9) draft provisions in the Finance Bill 2020–21 relating to employment taxes, (10) a consultation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on proposed changes to its rules, (11) a letter from the FCA to chairs of remuneration committees setting out its findings and observations from the 2019/20 remuneration round, (12) an EAT judgment on reasonable adjustments, recommendations and undertakings given by employers, (13) the weekly update to the operational summary by HM Courts & Tribunals Service, (14) two new precedents relating to coronavirus and returning to work, (15) dates for your diary, (16) updates to our legislation and consultation trackers, and (17) a new Q&A. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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