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Employment weekly highlights—26 March 2020

Published on: 26 March 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Employment weekly highlights—26 March 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Coronavirus Act 2020
  • Chancellor announces further measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Working from home guidance published by Acas
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—20,000 military personnel on standby
  • Essential justice system employees put on key worker list
  • Government introduces new coronavirus (COVID-19) online isolation notes
  • Practice, procedure and settlement
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Employment highlights includes: (1) the passage of the new Coronavirus Act 2020 through Parliament, (2) the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which provides for the payment of 80% of wages during the pandemic, (3) Acas guidance on working from home, (4) an announcement from the Ministry of Defence that it will put an additional 10,000 military personnel on standby and may call out military reservists as part of a new coronavirus (COVID-19) support force, (5) confirmation that lawyers and court staff deemed essential to operating the justice system have been defined as key workers by the government during the pandemic, (6) new online isolation notes from the Department of Health and Social Care to provide evidence of illness, (7) various directions and guidance on the operation of tribunals and courts from the Employment Tribunals, EAT, ECJ and in relation to the civil courts in England, Wales and Scotland, (8) the suspension of enforcement of gender pay gap reporting deadlines for 2019–20, (9) an EAT judgment on the relevance, in a constructive dismissal claim, of what the employee thinks about whether the employer has breached the implied term of trust and confidence, (10) a High Court judgment on a claim for breach of confidence by two former employees, (11) advice from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy on the national minimum wage and pay advances/loans to workers, (12) a statement from the European Data Protection Board on the impact of the pandemic on data protection, (13) potential new senior manager regimes for UK clearinghouses, payment systems, central securities depositories and other critical finance infrastructure, (14) dates for your diary, (15) updates to our legislation and case trackers, (16) and new Q&As. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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