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Corona income compensation for employees in quarantine?

Intensified contact tracing, the launch of the so-called Swiss-Covid app as well as the new regulations of the Federal Council regarding the entry from coronavirus risk regions to Switzerland are all leading to an increase in the number of cases in which employees must undergo quarantine. Especially in the upcoming summer holiday season, employers will therefore be increasingly faced with the question of how employees in quarantine are to be remunerated and whether social insurance benefits may be claimed for the loss of work during the quarantine.

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Thorn in my side

Andy Blake argues that first impressions are deceiving when it comes to Opra’s ruling in the Thorn pensions case The Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority (Opra) recently ruled in a preliminary hearing that the £100m Thorn occupational pension scheme surplus be shared between the employer (now owned by Japanese heavyweight Nomura) and the scheme’s 30,000 pensioners.Much […]

Mace & Jones appoints new chief from DLA

Mace & Jones has appointed DLA partner Norman Jones as head of its Liverpool commercial property team Jones has been a partner in DLA’s real estate group since 1985 and was a one-time member of its management board. His new team comprises 10 fee-earners. Mace & Jones now has 33 partners.

Ashursts hires Dresdner Kleinwort lawyer

Ashurst Morris Crisp is taking on Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein lawyer Rainer Eichholz as a partner in its German office Eichholz was managing director in Dresdner’s global debt division. The move is part of Ashursts’ push on Germany, which has seen the arrival this month of corporate partner Jörg Kirchner from Baker & McKenzie and the […]

Getting the message across

You don’t need to be a pensions expert to have got wind of the fact that UK pension provision, in line with most of Europe, is in something of a pickle The gap between the quality of life that people now expect to enjoy in retirement and the reality of what most current pensions will […]

Milbank scoops finance deal for Huntstown Power

US law firm Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has just closed a e220m (£142m) financing deal for the Huntstown Power Project, having snatched the work away from parent company Viridian’s normal corporate adviser CMS Cameron McKenna.The Huntstown Power Company (HPC) is a subsidiary of Viridian Group, Northern Ireland’s largest public company, and was established solely […]

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