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New COVID-19 pension guidance published

New guidance setting out how employers can meet their automatic enrolment (AE) duties as they navigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic has been published. The guidance is part of The Pensions Regulator’s package of measures to safeg...


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Furlough scheme cut-off date extended

Thousands more employees will be able to receive support through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) after the eligibility date was extended to 19 March 2020, the government has announced. Under the scheme announced by Chancellor Rishi Su...


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Managing mental health and COVID-19

As many organisations are taking precautions to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, they are increasingly having to consider and take action around employees’ mental health. Many employees are now working remotely in order to reduce risk to busin...


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Lockdown – communicating with furloughed employees

Although furloughed employees cannot do any work for their employer during lockdown, it’s likely they will return to their old jobs once the pandemic has passed, so it’s in the employer’s interest to ensure employees remain safe,...


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HSE will take enforcement action against non-compliance with social distancing

If it comes to the HSE’s attention that employers are not complying with relevant public heath guidance (by enabling social distancing when it is practical to do so before personal protective measures), it will consider a range of actions ra...


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Morrisons not vicariously liable for employee’s deliberate data breaches

A landmark ruling has overturned a Court of Appeal decision, finding that the supermarket Morrisons is not vicariously liable for an employee’s deliberate disclosure of the personal data of co-workers. The employee, Andrew Skelton, was a fo...