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Q&As from Emplaw authors Gowling WLG as the CJRS is extended until 30th September 2021 and the latest Treasury Direction was published on 15th April 2021.

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Following the success of Morrish Solicitors’ last webinar, they will be hosting another webinar, on Employment Status following the Uber Supreme Court ruling last month.  

The webinar will be held on Thursday 27th May at 12pm and will be delivered by Daniel Kindell, their Partner and Deputy Head of Employment Law. 

Of course, the webinar will be completely free to attend, and the training is designed specifically for Trade Unions, Associations and their members. Whether you need advice yourself, or are preparing to help your members, they hope the webinar will be useful.  

More details on how to register and information about the topic are set out here.

A really useful summary table from Emplaw authors Lewis Silkin of legal rights to pay and suggested best practice for different types of absence.

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A bumper issue this month including a summary of legislative changes coming into effect from April and some very significant cases. These include the Supreme Court decision in the Mencap case that sleep in care workers are only entitled to the NMW when awake for working, a practically challenging TUPE decision that the transfer of full time contracts can be split into separate part time contracts with different employers and of course the next stage in the Asda equal pay claim with the Supreme Court judgement on comparators at different establishments.

An incisive article from Daphne Romney QC of Cloisters, one of Emplaw's key authoring chambers, explaining how the latest judgment in this equal pay litigation clarifies and simplifies the law concerning comparators at different establishments under s.79 EqA but leaves other questions unresolved

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This article, from Emplaw authors Gowling WLG, explains the recent Supreme Court judgment in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad t/a Clifton House Residential Home 

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A useful set of FAQs from Emplaw author Lewis Silkin covering whether an employer can make vaccination compulsory for its employees, alternatives to a mandatory requirement, time off for vaccine appointments, dealing with vaccine objectors, data privacy concerns and other issues

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Your one stop monthly update on the latest employment law news and cases.

The headline this month may be the Supreme Court’s decision in the Uber case but other cases reported this month include a warning from the EAT for employers not to let bullying and harassment training go stale and a useful reminder of the law around ownership of copyright in the employment law context. We also cover the delay in enforcement of gender pay gap reporting this year and the EC draft adequacy decisions ( a vital step in continuing the flow of personal data from the EU to the UK). Covid-19 reports include updates to the Working safely during coronavirus guidance relating to testing and vaccination.

Barristers from Cloisters, one of Emplaw's key authoring chambers, represented Uber drivers who the Supreme Court has finally and conclusively determined, are workers and not independent contractors. This article explains the key points in this far reaching decision and links to the full judgement 

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The new IR35 rules are on their way from April and can become quickly complex where a contractor is based outside the UK. This article from Emplaw authors Lewis Silkin looks at some of the frequently asked questions. 

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