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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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LONDON firm David Wineman has issued a writ on behalf of five members of the hit seventies band Showaddywaddy, which continues as a successful touring group. The writ claims the three defendants are passing themselves off as Showaddywaddy. The trio, original band members who split away from the other five between 1984 and 1995, have […]

MOD ban on gays may be resolved in European Court

THE GOVERNMENT’S decision to continue the ban on homosexuality in the armed forces looks set to cause a clash between it and the European Court of Human Rights. The decision by the Ministry of Defence is expected to be announced later this month when the internal review of the policy is made public. The report […]

Flotations

Wallace & Partners acted for Gerrard Vivian Gray, nominated adviser to Jasmin and Telecom Credit Europe, in both companies’ admissions to the Alternative Investment Market.

Law Lords scrutinise libel case

A libel action struck out by the High Court in 1992 for want of prosecution is to come under the scrutiny of the Law Lords. Although the Court of Appeal backed the High Court ruling the Law Lords have given leave for Felix Fareed Ismail Grovit to question whether the case should have been struck […]

Hanson split puts firms in line for slice of the action

GOULDENS and Norton Rose could be in the frame for work on the giant Hanson demerger, even though the company is initially handling its legal work in-house. Hanson’s surprise announcement to break up into four separate companies, thought to be worth £2 billion or more apiece, is likely to involve demerger costs of at least […]

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