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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.


Michael Napier

Napier announces retirement from Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell chairman Michael Napier is to retire from the firm after 40 years. Napier will stand down at the end of the year when the firm will announce a non-executive chairman as his successor. Napier joined Irwin Mitchell in 1972 and spent 29 years as senior partner of the firm. He is widely credited […]

Podcast – Without Prejudice

In a Without Prejudice ’special’ Charon QC talks with Carl Gardner about a range of important topical issues: The recent speech by the Attorney-General Dominic Grieve on Human Rights, The European Court of Justice and the principle of subsidiarity The impact of the Assange judgment on European Arrest Warrants Lord Chancellor Ken Clarke’s new sentencing […]

Macquarie to name first panel outside Australia

Aussie bank to set up dedicated roster as subsidiaries come of age Macquarie Group is preparing to formalise its first-ever roster of Europe, Middle East and Africa (Emea) advisers, with the rapid growth of the banking group’s non-Australian business creating an urgent need for a standalone panel. The process to keep legal fees down comes as Macquarie’s Emea operations […]

Jonathan Sumption QC

Silks who make the cut at the Supreme Court

Successful Supreme Court silks are a special breed, with the same names dominating the most high-profile cases. Katy Dowell reports Only cases of the highest constitutional importance are heard in the Supreme Court. For many ­litigants it is the end of the legal line, so when it comes to picking counsel only the best will […]

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