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Jul
03
2020

Immigration Update: More visa centres open, air bridges announced and the Office for Talent
#Immigration

The UK Home Office has announced the opening of further visa centres in the UK and overseas. This follows the gradual reopening of centres on 1 June, 9 June and 21 June 2020....

Jul
02
2020

A Reflection on Pride Month: A quarter of LGBT staff believed to be hiding their sexual orientation or gender identity
#Employment

Last month, consultancy firm Accenture published its Visible growth; visible fears report which surveyed roughly 30,000 employees and 1,700 senior managers around the globe....

Jun
29
2020

Rail Franchise Litigation: Department for Transport did not Breach EU Law
#Dispute Resolution #Public Procurement

The High Court has handed down judgment in the long-running rail franchise litigation brought against the Department for Transport by a number of railway operators including Virgin Trains, ...

Jun
29
2020
Jun
26
2020

Furlough and COVID-19 Employer Obligations Update – 24th June 2020
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that, as of 4th July 2020, there will be a further easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the government has updated its guidance on opening businesses and venues in England and how to work safely during the COVID-19 Pandemic. ...

Jun
26
2020

MPs Urge Chancellor to Implement a 4-day Working Week
#Employment

A group of cross-party MPs have written to the Chancellor asking him to set up a commission to consider the introduction of a 4-day working week. ...

Jun
25
2020

Radical Change Recommended for our High Streets
#Real Estate

When you think of all the things that Coronavirus has been blamed for over the last few months, few would have expected that it would be held responsible for saving our high streets. But the Grimsey Review entitled ‘Build Back Better’ published this month suggests......

Jun
24
2020

Tribunal Claims Case Closed
#Employment

The EAT, in J Pranczk v Hampshire County Council, had to recently decide whether a Tribunal should have identified, direct and indirect disability and victimisation claims from a claim form when detrimental treatment was alleged....

Jun
19
2020

Applying for a Spouse Visa? Read the Updated COVID19 Immigration Policy To See How it Affects You
#Immigration

UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) have published further guidance on applying for a spouse visa, if you have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes allow those who have experienced a loss of income or are unable to provide specified documents to apply by relying on this guidance....

Jun
18
2020

Furlough and COVID-19 Employer Obligations Update
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

It has been reported that as many 34% of employers have asked their furloughed employees to carry out some form of work, administrative task or even cover another employee’s work, whilst on furlough....

Jun
18
2020

Guidance on Flexible Furlough Released
#Employment

From 1 July 2020, employers will be able to bring back furloughed employees on “flexible furlough” agreements. ...

Jun
18
2020

Are Tribunal Fees Coming Back?
#Employment

According to the Times this week, the government has asked the Law Commission to help design a lawful system for charging employment tribunal fees....

Jun
15
2020

Furlough and COVID-19 Employer Obligations update – 15th June 2020
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

Just before the weekend, the Government released new guidance, updated existing guidance and released a policy paper on how the coronavirus job retention scheme, better known as the furlough scheme, will change from 1 July 2020....

Jun
12
2020

Immigration Update: More Visa Centres to Reopen and a Review of the 14-day Quarantine Rule
#Immigration

UK Visa centres began to reopen from 1 June 2020, in a phased resumption of services. The second phase of visa centres are now expected to reopen from 22 June 2020. With increasing opposition to the 14-day quarantine requirement for all travellers to the UK......

Jun
12
2020

Home Working: Employer's Health and Safety Obligations towards their Employees
#Employment

Employers in the UK have a legal obligation to ensure employees’ health, safety and welfare at work, as far as reasonably practicable. This includes home workers. The Government’s advice remains that those who can work from home should continue to do so. To ensure businesses meet their statutory obligation under health and safety legislation...

Jun
10
2020

Better Business Balance
#Clarkslegal

The Covid-19 pandemic has had deep effects on society globally. At the same time observed adverse effects do not all flow purely from the pandemic, but may also be symptoms or aggravation of other underlying imbalance....

Jun
10
2020

Furlough and COVID-19 Employer Obligations Update
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, or Furlough Scheme will close to new entrants from 30 June. From this point onwards, employers will only be able to furlough employees that they have furloughed for a full 3-week period prior to 30 June. ...

Jun
10
2020

Dismissal based on Marriage Breakdown could be Marriage Discrimination
#Employment

In the recent case of Gould v St John’s Downshire Hill, the EAT had to decide if the dismissal of a church minister relating to his marriage breaking down was discrimination on the grounds of marriage. ...

Jun
09
2020

Delaying Challenging a Public Tender Award – Don’t Lose Your Rights!
#Public Procurement

Timing is critical to the success of a challenge to a public tender. Typically, an unsuccessful bidder will receive a letter from the contracting body notifying them that they have not won the tender, what their scores were and what the scores of the successful bidder(s) were. ...

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