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Tag: Covid-19

Employment

Playing the Long Game

New research indicates Long Covid is far more prevalent than we had estimated. What are the implications and how should employers respond?

Employment

Co-ping with Covid Cons

Dozens of workers at the Nissan plant in Sunderland used fake screenshots to take time off work. As a prompt we look at the approach to take when you doubt the validity of sickness absence.

Employment

Farewell, Furlough – Are Your Plans in Place?

The Government’s furlough scheme is set to end 30th September so we thought it might be a good time to look at the implications, options and why we believe planning now, if not already undertaken is essential for employers.

Employment

Sweet Injustice

Unfair dismissal finding for Nestle worker sacked over “a bit of banter” – we unwrap the lessons for employers form this case.

Employment

Calling it Out! A lesson for employers

Multi grand slam winning tennis professional and World number two, Naomi Osaka, hit the headlines due to her open admission of her struggles with depression and anxiety. Her unfortunate withdrawal from Roland Garros a warning for employers to engage effectively in such circumstances.

Employment

All Wellbeing and Good?

The incessant bombardment of news related to Covid-19, mostly bearing heavy messages of death, infection rates and strain on the NHS is affecting most of us. How can we not be affected by the constant round of daily stats and latest notification of job losses making staff even more anxious over their own job security?

Employment

Jab or Job? – The legal position with compulsory vaccinations

With the positive news of various vaccine’s now approved by the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the prospect of finally managing Covid-19 to a point where we can return to a “normal”, lockdown free existence seems within reach. Unfortunately, along with this long-overdue series of vaccine good news stories we’ve also had an unsettling trend of communities casting doubt on the efficacy of the treatment and suggesting, when offered they would refuse the injection.

Employment

Home Working Tips – Tackling a Cluttered Workspace?

We often kid ourselves that we are an organised person, we may admit that OK, we can be  a little messy now and again, but life right now is messy, right? Anyone who’s working from home and possibly sharing their workspace with a partner or other family members, perhaps home-schooling too, is going to face the dilemma of dealing with clutter.  That’s a fact.

Employment

Working during school closures

On Monday 4 January 2021, the Prime Minister announced that schools and colleges are to be closed to most pupils until at least half term in February. This last-minute change has, understandably, worried parents and employers.

Family Law

Home Working, Home Schooling & Child Welfare Guide

In a slight departure from the usual legal and HR focussed articles we thought, in light of the latest lockdown and its implications for working parents we provide a piece that may support your staff in such a position. Please feel free to share this with your employees if you think it may offer some insight and support at this very difficult time.

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