How UK employers can deal with special circumstances of Covid-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As the virus continues to spread extensively, it poses significant challenge to businesses and raises various points of employment law for employers.

Related briefings

Updates from Canadian courts in response to Covid-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, courts across Canada are drastically reducing their operations. This article provides ongoing updates on the operations of key Canadian courts, as well as links to the latest press releases published by each court.

LCO recommends new regime for online defamation

The Law Commission of Ontario’s multi-year and multi-jurisdictional project to update defamation for the digital age has culminated in the release of a Final Report proposing not only a new defamation statute but also an entirely new dispute resolution regime dedicated to tackling the problem of online defamation.

What other forms of statutory leave may apply to Covid-19 (Canada)

In addition to the recently announced statutory leaves in response to COVID-19, there are other forms of statutory leave in place under employment standards legislation across Canada. Many employees may also be entitled to sick or personal leave in accordance with employer policies, collective agreements or short-term disability insurance plans. The following are some forms of statutory leave which may apply to COVID-19 related absences.

State of emergency in Alberta: what it means for your workplace

In line with the state of emergency declared in Ontario, Premier Jason Kenney declared a public health emergency in Alberta with the purpose of doing “whatever it takes to slow the spread of [the COVID-19] virus”. As a result of this declaration, the following facilities have been ordered to close immediately.

Latest Briefings

Virtual roundtable: In a period of unknown, how can we make a difference?

Following the success of our first Virtual Roundtable, we are pleased to announce details of the next session. The expert panel will continue their discussion around current priority pain points, challenges and opportunities. They will share more insights into the shifting workplace culture, and how they are adapting to new ways of working during the […]

Covid-19 – charity AGM restrictions in the Isle of Man

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions place unprecedented difficulties on Isle of Man registered charities holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM). Due to the recent implementation of measures regarding social distancing, isolation and restrictions on travel and movement, the logistics of a charity holding an AGM in the usual manner is not possible. The Isle of Man Attorney General has issued some guidance to assist Manx charities over the coming months.

Recommended

football

DLA Piper and JMW team up on coronavirus tests for footballers

DLA Piper and JMW are on call as the English Premier League commences “Project Restart”, with footballers being tested for coronavirus this week. DLA is advising the Premier League, a long-term client, on the data protection issues, while JMW’s head of sports law Stephen Taylor Heath is representing Prenetics, which is overseeing and coordinating the […]

Dentons

Dentons employees say “yes” to four-day week

Virtually all of Dentons’ UK and Middle East employees have signed up to the firm’s four-day week scheme, as it gears up for the next stage of its response to Covid-19. Starting from June, 94 per cent of the firm’s employees will see their working hours reduced for the next six months, accepting a management […]

parliament

Wedlake Bell instructed as businessman takes on UK Government over lockdown

Wedlake Bell has today issued legal proceedings against the UK Government on behalf of millionaire businessman Simon Dolan, demanding an urgent judicial review into the country’s current lockdown restrictions. Legal action has been launched against Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, and Gavin Williamson, who is Secretary of State for […]

Recruit legal talent

Get your role in front of over 300,000 legal professionals when you advertise with The Lawyer. Our team of experts provide bespoke solutions to help solve all your recruitment challenges.

Find out more