In a bid to limit some of the spiralling costs resulting from the pandemic, many employers have been considering whether to cut the sick pay of staff who remain unvaccinated and are required to self-isolate under Government guidance.
The pace of updates on the Furlough Scheme shows no sign of slowing down and with the claims portal now open, new questions are coming in thick and fast. Here’s another round-up.
Believe it or not, since last week we’ve had two more updates in the guidance for the Job Retention Scheme. Some significant changes follow, including now allowing very new employees into the scheme.
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.