Online Isolation Notes are now available for Coronavirus related absence from work

The Government has just announced that Online Isolation Notes are now available. They will provide employees with evidence for their employers that they have been advised to self-isolate due to Coronavirus, either because they have symptoms or they live with someone who has symptoms, and so cannot work. The notes can be accessed through the NHS … Read more Online Isolation Notes are now available for Coronavirus related absence from work

COVID-19 – Practical advice for businesses

This article provides some practical guidance for businesses regarding a number of pre-emptive measures that can be taken to help minimise exposure and plan for the spread of Coronavirus. Advice regarding Coronavirus is changing on a daily basis, so please ensure that you stay up to date with the latest information available via the links … Read more COVID-19 – Practical advice for businesses

CORONAVIRUS: What practical steps can employers take? Do you have to pay employees who are away from work due to health advice eg in self-isolation? Where can you access the latest information?

With the Coronavirus hitting the headlines on a daily basis at the moment, what should employers be doing to try and stay ahead of the game? Obviously it is better to be prepared and not need it, than wishing in hindsight that you had done something! Advice is being updated regularly, so access the latest … Read more CORONAVIRUS: What practical steps can employers take? Do you have to pay employees who are away from work due to health advice eg in self-isolation? Where can you access the latest information?

Are employees entitled to an extra day’s pay in a leap year?

Well, the answer is, it all depends on how they are paid. With Saturday 29th February 2020 being an extra day this year, your staff may be asking if they are going to get an extra day’s pay. But what do you say? An employee’s pay entitlement will depend on whether they are paid a … Read more Are employees entitled to an extra day’s pay in a leap year?

HR and Employment Law changes April 2020

There are a number of changes in the world of HR and Employment Law that come into effect from April 2020. Please make sure your company Contracts of Employment / Statements of Employment Particulars, Employee Handbooks and other procedures are updated where required. This newsletter covers: National Minimum Wage increases Reference period for holiday pay … Read more HR and Employment Law changes April 2020

Do you employ or know any EU citizens wishing to stay in the UK after Brexit?

With Brexit moving a step closer this week, now is the time for any EU citizens who wish to continue living and working in the UK, to start the application process for Settled or Pre-Settled status. EU, EEA* and Swiss citizens, can now apply free of charge to the EU Settlement Scheme for themselves and … Read more Do you employ or know any EU citizens wishing to stay in the UK after Brexit?

Holiday Entitlement Calculations

It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to booking holidays and someone in the company has to work out how much time everyone is allowed off! This can be particularly difficult when staff work different patterns such as part time or shifts. However, help is at hand! The Government has a great tool to … Read more Holiday Entitlement Calculations

The office Christmas party – guidance for employers

A useful guide provided by Pinsent Masons https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/guides/trouble-free-christmas-parties The invitation Do not insist that all staff attend the office Christmas party. Christmas is a Christian holiday, so do not pressure someone to attend if they do not want to on religious grounds. If the event is out of hours, remember also that some people have … Read more The office Christmas party – guidance for employers