UK Supreme Court Ruling – Uber Drivers Entitled to Workers’ Rights

Worker or self-employed? The Supreme Court has given important guidance on the dividing line between who is a worker and who is self-employed in its judgment ending the long running litigation brought against Uber by a group of its drivers. The drivers had contended that, although the contractual documentation they had signed with Uber styled […]

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Job Retention Scheme extended until April 2021

Job Retention Scheme extended

As part of the national one-month lockdown commencing on Thursday 5 November 2020, the Government initially confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) would be extended until December 2020. However, in a Treasury briefing, the government announced that the job retention scheme would continue until the end of March 2021. The government has since […]

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COVID-19: Self Isolation and the Workplace

The government has issued new regulations (Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020) containing obligations for workers who are required to self-isolate. These impose a duty on an employer not to permit employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 or live with a person that has tested positive to attend any workplace other than […]

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EU-US Privacy Shield rejected

In March 2016, the EU Commission issued a draft decision stating that the Privacy Shield agreement negotiated between US officials and the EU Commission in January 2016, as a replacement for the former Safe Harbor agreement, offered adequate protection for EU citizens’ personal data transferred to and processed in the US. […]

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