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Employment

Platinum Party for All?

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee introduces another bank holiday to the calendar. Question is, will your employees be entitled to take the day off on full pay?

Employment

Flexibility from Day One

The Government has announced plans to introduce legislation permitting a right for ALL employees, to request flexible working from day one of their engagement.

Employment

The Final Furlough

We look at two recent tribunal cases that highlight the potential risks faced for businesses in making furlough related decisions.

Employment

Mentoring on the Rise

Changes in working patterns due to Covid-19 led to a significant increase in mental health and wellbeing issues. Increasingly employers are looking to engage a variety of initiatives to support their staff as working from home continues. One very effective option is to introduce or broaden mentoring programmes. We look at the subject in greater detail, what exactly is mentoring and how can it help your organisation?

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

Flexible Furlough Scheme

1 July is the day that the Flexible Furlough Scheme starts. Those who have been on furlough and are going to remain on furlough do not require anything.  Leave them alone. To those you are intending to potentially return to work under the Flexible Furlough Scheme either part time or increasing hours or flexible hours then there needs to be a Flexible Furlough Agreement issued and preferably signed.

Employment

Latest update on the Self-Employment Income Support & Flexible Furlough Schemes

Read our factsheet article to get the lowdown on the Coronavirus Job Retention and Self-Employment Income Support Schemes.

Employment

Office Health & Safety Issues after Lockdown

Things will never be the same... that’s the conclusion people are coming to during this enforced period of lockdown. It’s important therefore to assess the impact of new technology and new ways of working when considering the future after lockdown. What will the office structure of the future look like? What will be the new "normal"?

Employment

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Online Portal to go live on 20th April 2020

The Parliamentary Select Committee made an announcement yesterday (Wednesday 8th April 2020) that HMRC’s online portal for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will open on 20th April 2020 with a view to the first payments being made to employer’s on 30th April 2020. Please do ensure that your online PAYE is functioning and up to date.

Employment

How to Respond if Someone Exhibits Coronavirus Symptoms at Work

Firstly, ensure that your managers and supervisors are all aware of the key signs and symptoms of Covid-19. Brief them as to the protocol to follow when a member of staff exhibits Covid-19 symptoms. You should identify any members of your workforce who would fall under the “social shielding” category despite the fact these individuals will have had a letter requesting them to be isolated for 12 weeks they may still be coming to work. These members of staff may have underlying health issues that are not obvious.

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