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  • Date:
    12 August 2020
    Type:
    News

    Ensure women do not lose out on maternity pay, say Labour

    The Labour party has called for the government to take urgent action to ensure that those who have been pregnant during the pandemic do not have their maternity pay wrongly docked.

  • Date:
    10 August 2020
    Type:
    News

    Covid-19 job losses disproportionately hit ethnic minorities

    People from ethnic minorities in the UK have been hit disproportionately by job losses and reduced hours during the Covid-19 crisis.

  • Date:
    10 August 2020
    Type:
    News

    Number of over-50s out of work almost doubles

    Support for over-50s to retrain or gain a new qualification is needed to reduce long-term unemployment, a report has said, as it reveals the number of older workers who have fallen out of work has nearly doubled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Date:
    7 August 2020
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    GDPR: Business needs Europe-wide track and trace cohesion

    A more coordinated approach across Europe over what track and trace measures employers can use would allow businesses to return employees to work more safely and avoid the risks of a legal minefield, a leading law firm is arguing.

  • Date:
    6 August 2020
    Type:
    Podcasts and webinars

    Managing your workforce out of lockdown webinar: Pay and economy trends

    In this webinar, we review the key trends in the UK economy and cover pay awards, inflation rates and other important factors.

  • Date:
    6 August 2020
    Type:
    News

    UK lags behind Europe on returning to office

    Office workers in the UK have been comparatively slow to return to their desks in relation to employees in Europe, now lockdown has eased.

  • Type:
    Employment law manual

    Time off work

    Updated to reflect that the calculation of a week's pay for paid time off for furloughed employees to look for work or to make arrangements for training is based on their normal pay rather than furlough pay.

  • Date:
    5 August 2020
    Type:
    News

    Furlough fraud soars as job retention bonus details released

    The number of reports of furlough fraud made to HM Revenue and Customs rose by more than half between the end of June and 22 July, official figures have revealed.

  • Date:
    5 August 2020
    Type:
    News

    Acas: Redundancy-related enquiries surge 160%

    Conciliation service Acas has experienced a marked increase in calls to its helpline on the subject of redundancy during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Date:
    4 August 2020
    Type:
    Podcasts and webinars

    Podcast: Whistleblowing during the COVID-19 pandemic

    David Whincup, partner and head of employment at the London office of law firm Squire Patton Boggs, discusses the key elements of a whistleblowing complaint, and shares his tips on how to deal effectively with protected disclosures in the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.