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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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Harbottle & Lewis dragged into News International phone-hacking row

This is an archive article. For further developments on this story see Select Committee exonerates Harbottle over Murdoch’s ‘major mistake’ claim. Emails sent to Harbottle & Lewis as part of News International’s (NI) 2007 enquiry into phone hacking at the News of the World have been retrieved from the firm as part of a fresh […]

Bakers, White & Case claim victory in price-fixing cases

Baker & McKenzie and White & Case have secured victory for Japanese technology giants Mitsubishi Electric and Toshiba in a series of price-fixing cases before the EU General Court. In judgments handed down earlier this week, the court overturned fines of €118.6m and €90.9m respectively against the two companies. The fines had been imposed by […]

Hunton & Williams partner losses spark redundancy round

US firm Hunton & Williams has confirmed it has made nine staff redundant in its London office following a spate of partner exits which have seen the firm’s City base shrink by more than 60 per cent over the past three months. London managing partner Bridget Treacy said the redundancies included one counsel, two associates […]

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Bribe wars

Insolvency practitioners must stay on top of the Bribery Act as they run an increased risk of personal criminal liability. Alex Fox and Anna Brooks-Gallerani report Despite the long lead-up to the controversial Bribery Act’s implementation on ­1 July, a recent survey found that almost 40 per cent of UK businesses felt they needed more […]

Big Brother maker plans first roster

Endemol, the company behind Big Brother, is mulling its first external panel amid an in-house ­personnel change. Andy Griffiths is standing down as London-based ­global head of legal later this month to join a human rights organisation in India. The former ITV in-house lawyer is taking up a role as field office director in Chennai […]

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