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(Very) remote working: handling requests to work from abroad

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Working from abroad

With the third lockdown underway and spring 2021 on the horizon, working from sunnier climes to weather the pandemic is certainly tempting. Some of your staff may even contemplate working from abroad on a longer term or permanent basis.

As an employer, what should you consider before approving a request to work remotely outside the country in which your employee is actually employed? There’s a lot more to this than time zones; our Employment & Business Immigration lawyers explain.

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Royds Withy King secures significant Employment Tribunal win against Oxford Saïd Business School

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Dr Elaine Heslop yesterday (7 January 2021) secured a significant Employment Tribunal victory against her former employer Oxford Saïd Business School.

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Homeworking during lockdown – a look from both sides (of the kitchen table)

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Contributing authors: Melenik Forde

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Following this week’s announcement of the most recent lockdown, employers and workers alike have raised important questions around the practical implications of the school closures. Our Employment & HR team explore the most pertinent issues.

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Employment legal update #41 | January 2021

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Employment law update

Our Employment & HR team brings its monthly review of new legislation, guidance and case law.

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V-Day – what are the employment implications?

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Contributing authors: Melenik Forde

V-Day is now upon us! With a Covid-19 vaccine now starting to be rolled out, what does the short- to medium-term landscape look like for employers? We have addressed three of the many questions that are likely to arise as the vaccines make their way across the nation.

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The UK’s new immigration system is being implemented in January 2021 – is your business ready for these changes?

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The UK’s new immigration system

The new system has been in the pipeline since the Brexit vote in 2016. Many of the current immigration routes to the UK will be similar under the new system. However, there are two key changes to be aware of.

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New furlough guidance: analysis of the key changes

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The Government has updated its guidance for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Most of it remains unchanged but the update does provide some important clarifications about the elements of the scheme which might change in forthcoming months.

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Furlough Scheme extended until March 2021

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The Government has announced today that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), otherwise known as the furlough scheme, will be extended until the end of March 2021.

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Employment legal update #40 | November 2020

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Employment law update

Our Employment & HR team brings its monthly review of new legislation, guidance and case law.

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Furlough Scheme extended as national lockdown announced

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The Government has announced a new national lockdown for England from 5 November to 2 December which has led to significant changes to the employment support schemes available to employers.

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Do you need to comply with the Children’s Code?

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Contributing authors: Yasmine Qasim

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Associate Charlotte Ebbutt summarises the key points of the Children’s Code, the new statutory code of practice aimed at protecting children within the digital world.

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Self-isolation regulations for employers and workers

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Contributing authors: Melenik Forde

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The (latest) new coronavirus regulations have now been in force for over two weeks. In case you missed them, we take a look at the potentially serious implications for employers and workers.

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