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Furloughing: Does staying home to limit a shielding individual’s exposure to Coronavirus constitute a ‘caring responsibility’?

As vaccination rates continue to increase, it is hoped by everyone that the dilemma of whether someone living with an individual who is clinically extremely vulnerable can be furloughed or not will soon be a thing of the past. However, …

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Coronavirus: For businesseses are there any upsides to the lockdown?

The human cost of Covid-19 is tragic and understandably the Government’s response is geared towards protecting life and ensuring the NHS can cope with the immense challenges it faces every day. From a business perspective the crisis restricts revenue streams …

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Coronavirus: FCA Senior Managers & Certification Regime

The FCA recognises that firms directly affected by coronavirus will have to keep governance arrangements under review and adapt as and when circumstances change due to coronavirus-related events. Senior Managers should be considering what impact the current coronavirus situation may …

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Coronavirus: Police Powers and employment implications

The police now have the power to give any individual who refuses to follow the government guidance an on-the-spot fine of £60, which is reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days. If an individual persistently breaches the guidance, then …

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Coronavirus: Key Employment Considerations for Private Households

As the COVID-19 pandemic develops, employers face the ongoing challenge of ensuring compliance with the latest government guidance. This requirement doesn’t just apply to large organisations but affects employers of all sizes, including private households. We take a look at: …

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Coronavirus: Key questions about Emergency Volunteering Leave

Understandably this has left many people wondering what this could mean for them, and, in true British spirit, how they can take advantage of this scheme to help the country at this critical time. In particular, there are five key …

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Coronavirus – Can Employers be obliged to alter contractual remuneration arrangements?

Bankers’ bonuses are currently subject to a bonus cap introduced by EU regulations which aim to limit bonus pay-outs to 100% of salary, or 200% with approval from shareholders. In the UK, regulated firms must also comply with the Remuneration …

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Coronavirus: What happens if you have a vulnerable person in your household?

This is a stressful time. It is even more stressful if you have a loved one in your household who has been identified by the government as ‘extremely vulnerable’. Many employees will be faced with this dilemma, and many employers …

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Coronavirus: Update on support available for the Self-Employed

Rishi Sunak has provided further detail on his proposed measures to assist the self-employed weather a likely downturn in work during the coronavirus lockdown. These measures are in addition to the earlier proposals on tax and VAT deferrals which we …

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Coronavirus: Your Employment Questions Answered

If you cannot find the answer you are looking for or would like some more bespoke advice, please call our Employment Lawyers for up to 30 minutes of free legal advice to guide you through the new challenges we are …

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