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Coronavirus Portugal: Simplified lay-off

The simplified lay-off is an exceptional and temporary measure aimed at maintaining jobs in companies in a business crisis, which may choose between reducing normal working periods and/or suspending employment contracts.

Possibilities for a better London

This year the Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVC2UK) Summit was held virtually and included a discussion on “London: a ‘Good Growth’ Recovery” between Natalie Campbell, the recently appointed CEO of Belu Water (the social enterprise company which fulfils the water requirements of the UK’s catering sector, giving most of its profits to WaterAid) and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

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ITV’s former legal chief moves across to FTSE 250 business

Andrew Garard, who formerly headed ITV’s legal team, is to join engineering company Meggitt as its group general counsel and director of corporate affairs. Garard will be responsible for legal, commercial and trade compliance and will be a member of the group’s executive committee. He was at ITV for over a decade, joining in 2007. […]

Time to rethink media coverage rules in employment tribunal cases

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