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Employment weekly highlights—6 August 2020

Published on: 06 August 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Employment weekly highlights—6 August 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Redundancy
  • Redundancy payments for furloughed employees to be based on full normal wage rate
  • Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) Regulations 2020
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • BEIS ‘Working safely during coronavirus’: 31 July updates after pausing of shielding regime
  • Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No 5) Regulations 2020
  • Job Retention Bonus for those previously furloughed: policy paper published
  • Factsheets published regarding procedures and penalties following CJRS or SEISS overpayments
  • More...

Article summary

This edition of Employment weekly highlights includes: (1) legislation to ensure that furloughed employees who receive statutory redundancy and notice payments have those sums calculated on the basis of their full, normal rate of pay, (2) updates to ‘Working safely during the coronavirus’ guidance regarding the possible return to work of clinically extremely vulnerable individuals, (3) statutory sick pay amendments covering individuals required to self-isolate, (4) more details about the Job Retention Bonus in a policy paper, (5) new factsheets covering processes and penalties in relation to CJRS and SEISS overpayments, (6) a new online form for use where having a new child may affect eligibility for the SEISS, (7) regulations requiring the use of face masks in shops, shopping centres and transports hubs in England, (8) an inquiry by the Lords Economic Affairs Committee into how the pandemic has affected the labour market, what measures should be taken to protect and what long-term changes may occur, (9) regulations requiring those arriving from Luxembourg to self-isolate upon return, (10) an updated operational summary from HMCTS, (11) clarification from the EAT that a claim may be pursued to get a finding of unfair dismissal even if no compensation will result, (12) a look at the risks of failing to properly calculate pension contributions for employees who have been furloughed, (13) further consideration of the impact of the CJEU decision in the Schrems II case by Victoria Hordern of Bates Wells, (14) draft regulations to restrict prescribed public sector bodies from making exit payments above £95,000, (15) a statement from the FCA explaining its view of the risks and benefits of employer salary advance schemes (ESAS), (16) two new consultations from the FCA and the PRA on the implementation of the Capital Requirements Directive V (CRD V), (17) a new Practice Note on rights of furloughed employees to statutory redundancy and other termination payments having regard to the CJRS framework, (18) dates for your diary, (19) updates to our case and legislation trackers and (20) new Q& As. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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