On 2 April 2020, the Government announced an “essential workers leave scheme” in relation to essential workers who are unable to work from home and become sick or are vulnerable, or who have sick or vulnerable members of their household.
2020 has not been the year we all expected it to be. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new and unprecedented “normal”. However, this year was due to see a number of changes to our laws which will impact on employment relationships. These changes are still going ahead despite the pandemic (although in some instances altered by the pandemic), and it is important that you are aware of them. To ensure you are up-to-date with these law changes we have set them out in a ‘2020 Employment Law Calendar’.
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