In a move which places further obligation on employers during the pandemic, this week heralds the arrival of fines for employers who fail to meet obligations to enable workers to self-isolate.
This month has seen the first arrests following allegations of fraudulent claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
As early as April this year, the United Nations was warning that coronavirus was exacerbating inequalities for women across the world and with good reason.
We could all be forgiven for struggling to keep up. A few weeks ago, the prospect of a much-needed trip to get a little summer sun started to seem a possibility.
In this new world of remote working, one of many challenges has been how to conduct formal meetings with employees, such as disciplinary and grievance meetings, or redundancy consultations when the workforce is not on work premises.
Following Sunday night’s announcement by the Prime Minister, employers across the country continue to wrestle with complex considerations for managing their workforce over the months to come.
With another update from the Government in the last few days, we have some further clarification on the furlough scheme for you.
The speed of the introduction of Furlough leave left many questions unanswered last week. As promised, we’ve rounded up some further details for you, as more information about the scheme has become available.
As we noted in our update yesterday, the usual rules for sick certification will not apply for those who are self-isolating due to possible Coronavirus exposure.
As always, HR is in the front line. Your teams are already dealing with the realities of plans for dealing with workplace closures and staff being absent for a variety of reasons.