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Employment weekly highlights—8 October 2020

Published on: 08 October 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Employment weekly highlights—8 October 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Job Retention Bonus: Treasury Direction and guidance published
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No 17) Regulations 2020
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No 16) Regulations 2020
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) (Amendment) (No 13) Regulations 2020
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No 17) Regulations 2020
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No 13) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
  • Status and worker categories
  • More...

Article summary

This edition of Employment weekly highlights includes: (1) a Treasury Direction providing the legal underpinning for the Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus Scheme, (2) various coronavirus health protection amendment regulations relating to international travel applicable to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, (3) a High Court judgment on an employer’s vicarious liability for the effect of an employee’s practical joke, (4) the Home Secretary’s commissioning of the Migration Advisory Committee to advise on the Intra-Company Transfer immigration route, (5) the House of Lords urging the government to reconsider provisions of the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill, (6) the CBI’s announcement of the Change the Race Ratio campaign, an initiative designed to increase racial and ethnic participation in British businesses, (7) an Order adding to the list of public authorities subject to the public sector equality duty in Scotland, (8) an EAT case on whether a new contract is a one-off event or a continuing act for the purpose of time limits, (9) data published by the Charity Commission for England and Wales on disclosures made between 2019 and 2020, (10) an EAT judgment issuing a penalty notice for a failure to inform and consult with a European Works Council, (11) a High Court case on the meanings assigned to 'employment’, ‘employment agency' and 'employment business’ under the Employment Agencies Act 1973, (12) two EAT judgments that consider the relationship between unfair dismissal reasonableness and justification of discrimination, (13) the Employment Tribunal statistics for April to June 2020, (14) the Employment Tribunal and EAT statistics for the year April 2019 to March 2020, (15) the weekly operational summary update from HM Courts and Tribunals Service, (16) new guidance from the European Commission on the provision of services and the posting of workers, (17) dates for your diary, (18) updates to our case, consultation and legislation trackers, and (19) a new Q&A. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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