Posted by David Israel, Partner
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As working practices continue to adapt to the reality of the coronavirus pandemic, further clarification on reasonable requirements for PPE use is given in the recent Employment Tribunal claim of Deimantas Kubilius v Kent Foods Limited.
Wednesday’s Budget brings a further extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, better known as furlough, which is now set to run until the end of September 2021.
What does the ‘detached worker’ exception mean? Our Employment and Business Immigration lawyers look into the rules for making social security payments when UK employees are seconded in EU countries.
The Supreme Court (“SC”) has found that Uber’s drivers are to be classed as workers and not, as Uber has tried to argue, self-employed contractors. There is a lot of commentary in the employment law world that hails this as a really big decision; one piece said the decision creates “waves and not just ripples” in employment law. But putting aside the technicalities, is the hype justified? Is this really a big decision that employers and HR professionals need to take seriously?
The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed Uber’s appeal and upheld the previous decisions that their drivers are workers, and not self-employed contractors. The following is a summary of the decision, and we will be giving a fuller account shortly.
A number of Covid suffers do not always make a quick recovery. Medical research now points to many sufferers taking weeks or even months to recover from Covid. Given the impact Covid can have on the body many patients may not fully recover at all. Reports suggest that 300,000 people may suffer Covid related illnesses in future and there is a good chance some of those may be in your workforce.
Our Employment & HR team analyse a recent Tribunal case and look into what constitutes ‘reasonable steps’ to prevent discrimination and harassment in the workplace.