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09.10.2020
Freitag

COVID crisis-related assistance for employers with pension provision in the Netherlands: what is available?

At the very beginning of the COVID crisis in March, it was announced that pension providers would accommodate employers facing financial problems due to the COVID crisis as much as possible. The Dutch Labour Foundation, the Pension Federation and the Dutch Association of Insurers agreed on this. Ganzen Artikel lesen

02.10.2020
Freitag

Newly extended presumption that COVID-19 illness or death for workers is an occupational injury takes effect in California: what conditions apply?

A new Bill in California confirms and extends the presumption that illness or death related to COVID-19 is an occupational illness. This article examines the conditions for the presumption to apply and the circumstances in which employers will be able to dispute it. On 17 September 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill (Senate Bill 1159, the ‘Bill’) which modifies and extends a previous order (Executive Order N-62-20) that created a disputable...

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25.09.2020
Freitag

Face coverings and the workplace: guidance from the UK

At the end of August there were reports of a ‘debacle’ on a flight from the Greek island of Zante to Cardiff, which resulted in 193 passengers and crew facing two weeks' self-isolation. The incident prompts several questions, not just for airlines but for employers generally about their responsibilities regarding face coverings. What health and safety obligations do employers have towards employees and visitors? How do they enforce wearing face coverings if people refuse? And how should they protect employees from abusive customers or visitors? Ganzen Artikel lesen

18.09.2020
Freitag

‘NOW’ and the future: Netherlands extends Covid-19 assistance to employers

The temporary emergency scheme for job retention (NOW) in the Netherlands provides compensation for the wage costs of employers who expect a significant loss of turnover due to the Covid-19 crisis. NOW 3.0 represents the second extension and modification of the original NOW program. The first three-month period for NOW 3.0 will run from 1 October to 31 December 2020. The second period will run from 1 January to 31 March 2021. The third period will run from 1 April to 30 June 2021. Ganzen Artikel lesen

11.09.2020
Freitag

How can UK employers manage immigration and travel for European employees in 2021 and beyond?

EEA nationals and their employers are now turning their minds towards how frequent business/work travellers and cross-border commuters can continue to come to the UK from 2021. For some, the best solution may be offered by the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), but there are also other options to consider. This article is not intended to cover the position for Irish citizens, who will continue to be able to live and work in the UK without...

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03.09.2020
Donnerstag

COVID-19: what regulatory action are governments taking on pensions in the UK and beyond?

The UK Government and the Pensions Regulator have been very active over the past few months, introducing financial assistance, regulatory flexibilities and guidance aimed at helping employers and pension schemes to deal with the impact of COVID-19. This article provides details, followed by a comparison with other jurisdictions. Delaying or reducing pension scheme contributions To try and help employers to ease cash flow problems caused by the pandemic, a more flexible approach towards their obligations...

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28.08.2020
Freitag

Schrems II: what are the implications for data transfers from the GCC?

In Schrems II, the European Court of Justice rejected the Privacy Shield as a legitimate basis for personal data transfers: what are the potential consequences for data processing in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries? This article provides guidance. The European Court of Justice’s recent Schrems II decision (case C-311/18) has attracted a lot of attention in data protection circles. One of the key outcomes of the decision is that it removes one of the grounds...

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21.08.2020
Freitag

Flexible working post Covid-19 in the UK: sea change or nothing new?

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdown caused millions to work from home for the first time, an experience likely to cause a surge in requests for flexible working arrangements once most employees are asked to return to the workplace. This article considers the legal position and the practicalities for employers in dealing with flexible working requests. Ganzen Artikel lesen

14.08.2020
Freitag

What COVID-19 immigration arrangements apply in the UK beyond 31 July 2020?

In a last-minute update on 29 July 2020, the UK Home Office pivoted towards a return to business as usual on immigration policy. Some significant concessions remain available until at least 31 August 2020, however there are a number of potential pitfalls for employers and individuals to be aware of. The Home Office’s Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents contains a range of policy changes, some of which require further...

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07.08.2020
Freitag

Please check your temperature: or don’t? Data privacy questions from Germany

What are the data protection implications of temperature checks as a Covid-19 precaution? This article investigates, with reference to a current investigation by the Hesse Data Protection Commissioner.  After the phase of coronavirus-related remote working, still in use in many companies, the question now arises as to what measures must and may be taken when returning to work onsite, to check whether an employee may have become infected with the coronavirus. One well-known measures is...

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