The government has published a set of regulations which, among other things, make it an offence for employers and employees in England who are self-isolating to breach them (...).
In the wake of further social distancing restrictions, and under pressure from unions and businesses alike to protect jobs when the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) comes to an end on 31 October, the chancellor has finally announced a new scheme which will run for six months. The Job Support Scheme looks very different to the current CJRS and is said to be designed to protect viable jobs. But what is it and what does it mean for workers? (...)
In the event of a successful unfair dismissal claim, tribunals may award compensation. In Evans v London Borough of Brent, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that, just because there was no prospect of compensation being awarded to this claimant, the tribunal should not have automatically struck out the claim (...).