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24 April, 2020 Open access

More than a quarter of workers were furloughed in first two weeks of the coronavirus lockdown

Analysis by the Office for National Statistics provides indication, based on a survey of employers, of the impact that COVID-19 is having on the labour market

24 April, 2020

Employment Tribunals President issues new Practice Direction on vulnerable parties and witnesses

Principal purpose of guidance is to focus attention of Employment Tribunal judges and members, parties, witnesses and representatives on the issue of however vulnerability might arise or appear

24 April, 2020 Open access

HMRC issues guidance to employers on reporting payments made under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme through the RTI system

New guidance sets out how and when employers should report payments in range of different circumstances

9 April, 2020 Open access

1 April, 2020

1 April, 2020 Open access

Low Pay Commission warns that ‘emergency brake’ may need to be applied to national living wage as a result of coronavirus outbreak

Commission to monitor labour markets and any 'emerging risks', before making recommendations on 2021 rates in the autumn

31 March, 2020 Open access

Government and businesses must do more to support workers through the coronavirus crisis, says Select Committee

Business Committee's call for action responds to evidence of workers' concerns that include insufficient social distancing, protective equipment and safety measures in the workplace

31 March, 2020 Open access

Government announces changes to ‘right to work’ checks in response to coronavirus outbreak

New guidance confirms that checks can be carried out through video calls and that job applicants and exisiting workers can send scanned documents or a photo of documents rather than sending the originals

27 March, 2020 Open access

26 March, 2020 Open access

President of Employment Appeal Tribunal sets out measures to be followed during coronavirus outbreak

Hearings listed up to 15 April 2020 are postponed and, when resumed, will be conducted by telephone, Skype or other video link

26 March, 2020

25 March, 2020

24 March, 2020 Open access

Requirement on employers to report gender pay gap data suspended due to coronavirus outbreak

Joint decision to suspend reporting deadline for 2019/2020 taken by Government Equalities Office and Equality and Human Rights Commission

20 March, 2020 Open access

Employment Tribunal in-person hearings will be converted to case management hearings by phone or other electronic means from 23 March 2020

Message from Employment Tribunal Presidents advises that hearings will generally still take place on the first day allocated for the hearing

18 March, 2020 Open access

Employment Tribunal Presidents issue joint Practice Direction on conduct of tribunals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

New guidance encourages use of electronic communication to conduct hearings of all kinds

18 March, 2020 Open access

Government to ‘urgently develop’ new forms of employment support in response to coronavirus outbreak

In the coming days, I will go much further to support people’s financial security, says Chancellor

17 March, 2020

Government launches consultation on in-work entitlement to a week of unpaid carer’s leave each year

Views are invited on issues including the circumstances that the new leave entitlement might cover and what the process for taking leave might be

16 March, 2020

Government confirms it will legislate for Statutory Neonatal Leave and Pay in the forthcoming Employment Bill

Qualifying parents will be afforded the same employment rights and protections as parents taking other relevant family-related leave

13 March, 2020

Consultation launched on National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates to apply from 2021

Low Pay Commission particularly interested in views on affordability of raising National Living Wage rate to £9.21 from April 2021