Do you know which of your employees are going on holiday in the coming months, whether in the UK or abroad? Do you have contingency plans in place in case an employee gets stuck in a local lockdown while away in the UK or has to go into quaratine after going on holiday abroad? This … Read more Taking holidays: Preparing for local lockdowns and quarantine
With the Government expected to announce today that those who have been working from home can now return to work, what do you need to do to prepare? Bear in mind that at the time of writing this, those who have been Shielding have been advised that they can return to work from 1st August … Read more Returning to the Workplace
In these unprecedented times, it can be difficult to make ends meet and see light at the end of the tunnel. This post lists details of the free support available to help employees manage their way through it. Financial Support Jobcentre Plus Contact JobCentre Plus for help claiming new benefits or to discuss any existing … Read more Free Financial and Wellbeing Support For Employees
This guidance covers: Furlough scheme update as at 29th May 2020 Preparing to return to work Options to consider if there is no work available What if employees are refusing to come back to work? Holidays What if an employee goes abroad after 8th June 2020 and needs to Quarantine for 14 days on their … Read more Returning to Work After Lockdown
On 29th May 2020, the Government announced a number of changes to the Furlough scheme, meaning that from 1 July 2020, if required, employees can be brought back to work on a part time / reduced hours basis. For any hours or days that the employee works, employers will be required to pay their normal … Read more Furlough (CJRS) Scheme Update 1st June 2020
If so, here are a few points for you to consider and some things to bear in mind… Regularly refer to the latest Government guidance for COVID-19 as they are being revised periodically. Useful resources include things like: Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy COVID-19: cleaning of non-healthcare settings – GOV.UK … Read more Are you starting to think about reopening your business and bringing your staff back to work?
There are a number of great Cycle to Work Schemes available to help your employees spread the cost of buying a bicycle for their commute (and in some cases, buying accessories too). As a starting point, check out the schemes below and see what will work best for your business. Further information on how to … Read more Cycle to Work Schemes – Are you looking at how you can bring your employees back to work without putting them at risk of catching COVID-19 while travelling to and from work?
No doubt you have seen a lot of information in recent weeks regarding the UK’s Furlough scheme, with guidance issued by the government still being updated periodically. As a result, I have been receiving a lot of Furlough related queries and therefore thought it would be helpful to put a Q&A together covering some of … Read more Furlough Q&As
I use my mailing list to keep my clients and contacts up to date on an ad hoc basis with relevant HR and Employment information eg latest news, links to useful resources, employment law changes etc. So, if you would like to be added to my mailing list to receive these communications in the future … Read more Would you like to sign up to my HR and Employment mailing list?
With all that has been going on over the last few weeks, you could be forgiven for missing the fact that some new employment laws came into effect from 6th April 2020. One of the changes introduced states that all new members of staff and workers must be issued with a written Statement of Terms … Read more Changes to Statement of Terms (often referred to as an Employment Contract) from 6th April 2020.