Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update June 2020

As workplaces are slowly beginning to re-open, new challenges arise for employment law and HR teams. Our Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives update this month looks at: the various measures introduced by the Department of Labour and Employment measures introduced in the Philippines, to preserve employment during the Covid-19 pandemic the conflicting views around whether the … Read more

UK Covid-19: further guidance on partial furlough published

At 9pm yesterday (12 June) HMRC published updated guidance to reflect the changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to permit flexible furlough from 1 July and require increasing levels of employer contribution from 1 August.  These changes were announced on 29 May and further guidance was promised by 12 June.  In fact, many of … Read more

UK: recent additions to Employment Notes

Employment law news over the last few months has inevitably been dominated by Covid-19 developments, which we have covered in numerous posts on this blog.  This update provides links to our recent posts on other developments.  These include April 2020 legislative changes, new EHRC harassment guidance, Government consultations on proposed new rights and Law Commission … Read more

UK: tribunal can order disclosure of documents by party outside Great Britain

The EAT has ruled for the first time that an employment tribunal in Great Britain can order disclosure of documents by a party who is outside Great Britain, even though the relevant tribunal rule only provides that the tribunal “may order any person in Great Britain to disclose documents or information”. The EAT rejected the … Read more

UK COVID-19: Chancellor confirms changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Chancellor has this evening confirmed the following changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS): Claims for periods after 30 June 2020 will only be possible from employers who have previously used the scheme in respect of employees they have previously furloughed for a 3 week period ending no later than 30 June – … Read more