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  • Furlough Scheme Update

    With the new lockdown coming into force on 5 November 2020, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CRJS) is being extended. As we previously reported, this was due to end on 31…

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    Posted on 5 November, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Changes to ACAS Early Conciliation Procedure

    Employers should be aware that The Rules of Procedure for Acas Early Conciliation are changing on 1 December 2020. Introduced in April 2014, the early conciliation procedure…

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    Posted on 5 November, 2020 by Ortolan

  • ICO issues subject access request guidance

    The ICO has published detailed guidance aimed at employers who have to deal with subject access requests. It should be noted this is clarification of existing law not a change…

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    Posted on 5 November, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Supreme Court to decide on business interruption insurance cases

    With the announcement that courts can continue to remain open during November’s national lockdown, businesses will be looking to the outcome of the urgent test case appeal…

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    Posted on 5 November, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Furlough Fraud

    The government introduced a number of schemes to protect individuals and businesses due to restrictions resulting from COVID-19. The most widely used…

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    Posted on 4 November, 2020 by Ortolan

  • The effect of a restrictive covenant

    Bath Rugby Limited v Greenwood, Greenwood and others [2020] EWHC 2662 (Ch) An interesting case this month involved Bath Rugby Limited and a decision on the effect of a…

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    Posted on 4 November, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Can personal data continue to flow from the EEA to the UK after Brexit?

    The EU and the UK are currently negotiating terms and need to agree the future of their relationship by 31st December 2020, or face a no-deal scenario ("No-deal Brexit"). In…

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    Posted on 4 November, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Disclosure of Without Prejudice Correspondence

    In Berkeley Square Holdings and Others v Lancer Property Asset Management Ltd and Others [2020] EWHC 1015 (Ch) the High Court held that passages from a Defendant’s mediation…

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    Posted on 4 November, 2020 by Ortolan

  • First Towns Fund Awards Made

    Back in July, during a speech in Manchester, the Prime Minister announced a £3.6 billion Towns Fund.  The scheme is part of the much talked about “levelling-up”,…

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    Posted on 4 November, 2020 by Ortolan

  • ICO guidance for data protection when collecting customer information

    The ICO has issued guidance to assist organisations mandated to collect customer and visitor information. From 18 September it is mandatory for all English businesses in the…

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    Posted on 7 October, 2020 by Ortolan

  • New! Coronavirus Regulations - Face Masks

    Employers should note that in certain industries, workers are now compelled by law to wear face coverings, but it is the employee/worker who is responsible for paying the fine…

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    Posted on 7 October, 2020 by Ortolan

  • New! Coronavirus Regulations - Self Isolating

    In England, new Coronavirus Regulations came into force on 28 September 2020, regulation 7 of which affects employers. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions)…

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    Posted on 7 October, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Furlough Scheme Update

    As we reported in September, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) comes to an end on 31 October. There are no plans to extend the furlough scheme but the new Jobs Support…

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    Posted on 7 October, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Job Support Scheme to take over from the Job Retention Scheme

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the new Jobs Support Scheme which runs for 6 months from 1 November 2020. This does not replace the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS)…

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    Posted on 7 October, 2020 by Ortolan

  • 5 Principles to Follow for Getting Redundancies Right

    With Covid related redundancies likely to be at a decade high, ACAS, CBI and TUC issued a joint statement hoping to encourage appropriate redundancy consultations and reduce…

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    Posted on 7 October, 2020 by Ortolan

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