Essential information for HR & employers dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on their workforce and operations.
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Unpaid Leave: Guide for Employers
Unpaid leave is where an employee takes time off from their job without pay. In some situations, as in the case of time off to care for a dependent in
Long COVID Sickness Absence Guide
For a growing number of people, coronavirus continues to cause a range of symptoms that last for several weeks or even months post-infection, leading to a diagnosis of long COVID.
HR1 Form: Redundancy Notification
If your organisation has to make more than 20 people redundant, the Secretary of State must be notified of this intention. Failure to do so without justification may result in prosecution
Rest Breaks at Work (Employers’ Guide)
The rules on taking breaks at work are covered by the Working Time Regulations 1998 and your employee’s own contract of employment. Whether or not these breaks are paid is
Redundancy Notice Period (Employers’ Guide)
The following guide provides an overview of the rules relating to redundancy notice periods, in the context of the redundancy process as a whole. We also explore other potential options
Can Employers Make COVID Vaccinations Mandatory?
Is a ‘no jab, no job’ policy lawful? The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted employers across the UK to reassess their health and safety practices to ensure their workplaces are clean
No Quarantine for Fully Vaccinated US & EU Travellers
Double vaccinated US and EU travellers will no longer have to quarantine for ten days if arriving into the UK from an amber list country. Under current rules, only those
COVID Vaccine To Be Mandatory For Care Home Workers
The government has confirmed new regulations are coming into force in England introducing a mandatory requirement for care home workers to have received double COVID vaccinations from 11 November 2021.
Employees Refusing to Return to Work Due to COVID
With the recent lifting of lockdown and public health restrictions, employers can start to plan a return to workplaces for furloughed employees or those who have been working from home.
COVID-19 Return to Work Mental Health
For staff who are being asked to return to the workplace now that the government mandate to work from home has been removed, this is likely to give rise to
COVID Return to Work Risk Assessment Guide
With the recent lifting of lockdown restrictions, many employers will now be asking staff to return to the workplace. Ensuring the health and safety at work of staff and visitors
Preparing for the End of Furlough
The CJRS, or furlough scheme, is now scheduled to run until 30th September 2021. The scheme was previously due to end in October 2020 and then April 2021, but has
Furlough Redundancy Process Guide
Employers with workers on furlough must start to prepare for the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which is fast approaching at the end of September. While many
What Is Hybrid Working?
Hybrid working offers a new workforce solution for employers adapting to the new, post-pandemic normal. The coronavirus pandemic caused employers to radically rethink traditional working arrangements. As we emerge from
Health & Safety Unfair Dismissal
A return to the workplace for many staff may raise health and safety concerns in light of the ongoing pandemic. In some cases, employees may even refuse to return to
Latest UK COVID Restrictions & Business Travel
New immigration COVID restrictions are now in effect in England as the Government moves to suppress transmission of the coronavirus. Travel corridors closed All quarantine-free travel corridors for people arriving
Top 5 HR Trends 2021
The working environment going into 2021 is vastly different to that of the start of 2020. What are the HR trends employers should be considering to support workforce management, performance
Business Traveller UK Quarantine Exemption
Unless you qualify for an exemption, if you are travelling to the UK for work from a non-travel corridor country, you will be subject to COVID-19 restrictions. In most cases,
COVID 19 & Good Workplace Hygiene
With COVID 19 presenting continued risk to public health, maintaining good workplace hygiene remains a top priority for employers to ensure the health and safety of their workforce and of
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (HR Guide)
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will now run until 31 March 2021. Extended Job Retention Scheme The Chancellor has effectively reverted the scheme back to the August provisions, namely,