UK Budget 2021: Furlough Scheme extended until September 2021

People wearing face masks on commute

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced as part of the Budget 2021 an extension of the furlough scheme until the end of September 2021. “Our Covid support schemes have been a lifeline to millions, protecting jobs and incomes across the UK. There’s now light at the end of the tunnel with a roadmap for reopening, […]

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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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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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