As mentioned in our recent alert of 18 June 2021, the video call Covid temporary adjusted right to work process was due to end today. However, at the eleventh hour the Home Office has announced the adjusted right to work process is extended again to 5 April 2022.
Richard Fox, a Senior Partner in our Employment team, is quoted extensively in the FT today regarding the dilemma faced by companies who may wish to insist that their workers are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they return to the office.
On 16 March 2020 Number 10 advised those living in the UK against “non-essential travel” in order to curb the growing outbreak of Coronavirus. This encouraged many office-based businesses to communicate to their employees that they should work from home until further notice.
With lockdown restrictions moving to “Stage 4” of the Government’s roadmap to recovery, one of the key questions will be what this means with regard to returning to the workplace and, in a recent article, we considered the rights of employees on this issue.
Managing your Migrant workforce in the COVID-19 crisis
On Friday 3 April, immigration partner and head of department, Nick Rollason, hosted a webinar looking at urgent issues employers are facing during the COVID-19 crisis and answered some of the key questions being raised.
Calls for a public inquiry are continuing to mount and are likely to prove difficult to resist. In this blog, Sophie Kemp considers the framework for such inquiries, and the key issues likely to form the core of its terms of reference.