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Employment weekly highlights—29 October 2020

Published on: 29 October 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Employment weekly highlights—29 October 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Government makes Job Support Scheme and SEISS extension grants more generous
  • Workplace guidance updated to reflect employee duties amid coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • What does the COVID-19 tier system mean for offices?
  • The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19 Alert Level) (Medium, High and Very High) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Additional Temporary Measures) (Scotland) Amendment (No 2) Regulations 2020
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No 20) Regulations 2020
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) (Amendment) (No 16) Regulations 2020
  • More...

Article summary

This edition of Employment weekly highlights includes: (1) an analysis of the changes to the Job Support Scheme and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme extension grants, (2) updated guidance from the Department of Health and Social Care on NHS Test and Trace in the workplace, (3) analysis by Shalina Crossley, Partner, Colin Leckey, Partner, and Gemma Taylor, Managing Practice Development Lawyer at Lewis Silkin of whether the three-tier lockdown system demands a stricter approach to office work and meetings, (4) various coronavirus health protection amendment regulations relating to alert levels, restrictions and international travel, (5) a High Court judgment on whether a breach of trust and confidence can take the form of a failure to do something, (6) a new factsheet from HMRC setting out support available to businesses which will be affected by the IR35 changes, (7) a new regulation allowing HMRC to recover unpaid PAYE debts from other persons within the labour supply chain under the off-payroll working rules, (8) a report from The National Employment Savings Trust on efforts to improve women’s retirement outcomes, (9) a look by Tracey Marsden and Catriona Aldridge at why the COVID-19 crisis threatens the progress that has been made in reducing the gender pay gap, (10) a new inquiry from the Women and Equalities Committee into reform of the Gender Recognition Act, (11) a consultation from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities on ethnic disparities and inequality in the UK, (12) new guidance from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on whistleblowing, (13) a Court of Appeal judgment on whether a requirement to disclose a reprimand received as a child is compatible with ECHR article 8, (14) analysis of the new Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 813 on the Future Points-Based Immigration System, in particular in respect of skilled workers, the Global Talent and the Intra-Company Transfer routes, (15) a letter from the Home Secretary responding to the Migration Advisory Committee’s review of the shortage occupation lists, (16) publication by the FCA of a policy statement setting out the final rules for solo-regulated firms (except benchmark administrators) to fully implement the Certification Regime and Conduct Rules and also the publication dates for dual and solo-regulated firms’ Directory Persons data on the Financial Services Register, (17) updates from HM Courts & Tribunals Service on the operation of courts and tribunals during the pandemic, (18) a Commercial Court judgment on whether the claimants were employees within articles 18 to 20 of the Lugano Convention 2007 for the purposes of jurisdiction, (19) a new Practice Note following the guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus Scheme, (20) dates for your diary, (21) updates to our case, legislation and consultation trackers, and (22) a new Q&A. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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