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United Kingdom: Draft law banning exclusivity clauses in low-income worker contracts

United Kingdom - July 25 2022 Draft regulations that extend the ban on exclusivity clauses in employment contracts from those on zero-hours contracts to include those…

John M. Evason, Rachel Farr

United Kingdom: Belief in ethical veganism that extends to breaking the law is not protected

United Kingdom - July 21 2022 An Employment Tribunal has held that a Claimant’s belief in ethical veganism that extended to taking positive action to reduce or prevent the…

John M. Evason, Mandy Li

United Kingdom: Statutory sick pay rebate scheme reinstated to support employers

United Kingdom - December 22 2021 The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will be reintroduced to allow employers with fewer than 250 employees to claim back up to two weeks…

Rachel Farr, Paul Harrison

United Kingdom: Plan B, work from home and further measures to tackle Omicron variant

United Kingdom - December 9 2021 On 8 December 2021, the government announced that it was moving to Plan B in response to the Omicron variant. Plan B includes the recommendation to…

Paul Harrison, Mandy Li

UK: further guidance on the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

United Kingdom - April 4 2020 On 4 April 2020, the UK government published updated guidance on the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS). It provides welcome clarity on some…

Lily Collyer, John M. Evason, Paul Harrison, Monica R. Kurnatowska, Christine O'Brien, Stephen C.M. Ratcliffe, Kim Sartin, Julia Wilson