The Supreme Court has issued a long awaited decision that finds the time a worker is required to sleep on site or nearby would not constitute working time for the purposes of national minimum wage calculations.
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Harper Macleod successfully defended a client in an unfair dismissal claim brought by an ex-employee who was dismissed for gross misconduct for refusing to wear a mask on a supplier's site as part of COVID-19 health and safety rules. This has been reported as the first case of its kind in the UK.
The Scottish Government announced last week that the criterion of eligibility for the current £500 self-isolation support grant was due to be expanded, with a view to making the grant available to a wider section of the population who are facing financial hardship as a result of being asked to self-isolate.
The Chancellor has today announced that the scheme (which had only recently been extended until December) will now be further extended until March 2021, with the government set to pay 80% of salaries up to a maximum of £2500 per month.
The scheme was due to close on 31st October to be replaced by the new Job Support Scheme, however, following a late announcement by the Prime Minister on 31st October, the scheme is set to be extended until December in line with the duration of the new lockdown recently announced in England. Importantly, this puts the Job Support Scheme on hold.