Are you starting to think about reopening your business and bringing your staff back to work?

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?

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?

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?

Furlough Q&As

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

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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?

Changes to Statement of Terms (often referred to as an Employment Contract) from 6th April 2020.

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.

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