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3 big questions on your employment rights during Coronavirus lock down

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The Coronavirus outbreak has caught many employers off guard and in the weeks that have unfolded there have been a few hero employers and unfortunately a few villains. Here, David Israel, Partner and Employment Lawyer speaks to TalkRadio about some of the big questions regarding your employment rights during this difficult time.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) announced

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The UK Government this evening (Friday 20 March) announced an unprecedented package of measures designed to protect jobs through the coronavirus crisis – strongly encouraging employers to think long and hard before making redundancies for this reason.

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Coronavirus FAQs: HR & employment law issues

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We have been providing extensive advice on managing the workforce issues arising out of the Coronavirus pandemic. Here are our answers to some FAQs we have received.

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Coronavirus and employment law: top queries from HR teams

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Employment law, and employment lawyers, are in the spotlight during the unfolding coronavirus crisis, with employees looking to have their concerns addressed, and companies looking to do right by their workforce.

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What you and your business needs to know about Coronavirus COVID-19

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Contributing authors: Tony Roberts

As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate the news, we are receiving an increasing number of enquiries from clients who want to be stay prepared. Is the virus outbreak a force majeure event? What policies – travel, work from home or others – should employers introduce or review? In this post, we summarize the advice from our experts.

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Coronavirus – a guide for employers

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock yesterday (26 February) stated that employers should pay sick pay to employees who have received medical advice to self-quarantine. He has told MPs that “self-isolation on medical advice is considered sickness for employment purposes”.

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Parliament goes blue. What’s in store for business?

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Contributing authors: Olivia Coles and John North

The speculation is over. What’s in store for businesses across the UK now?

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7 ways that a Tory majority will affect employers

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Contributing authors: Abby Spittle

The votes have been counted and the decision has been made: a Conservative government will lead us into 2020, intending to make their vision of Britain’s future a reality. So what does this vision look like, and how will employers be affected?

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When can an employer rely on ‘private’ WhatsApp messages in the context of disciplining an employee?

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Have you ever become aware that an employee has done something inappropriate on social media? Maybe they posted something which they ought to have thought twice about, or maybe you have discovered an entirely inappropriate online conversation? Determining when it is possible to discipline an employee for their use of social media can be a tricky area.

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Would Australia’s points-based immigration system work in the UK?

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With UK’s political scene firmly in pre-election mode, lots of key questions on Brexit remain unanswered, the future immigration system being one of them. Should the polls prove true and the Conservative party form a majority government in December, it is likely that the Home Office will start announcing specific policies based on the much discussed Australian points-based system (“PBS”).

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Royds Withy King Ranked Top for Gender Diversity

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Award-winning Royds Withy King has been ranked second among UK Top 100 law firms for its gender diversity.

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Thomas Cook Employees – the real victims of the collapsed holiday company show the UK’s Insolvency laws are not fit for purpose

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Amidst stories of financial chicanery fit only for the Wolf of Wall Street, there has been a tidal wave of emotion as the country waves goodbye (and certainly not au revoir) to another much loved High Street name and a cornerstone of the British package holiday market.

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