The Government has announced remarkable measures in response to the current crisis. For employers, an important one is the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This will be a life line for many companies. The information that is currently available is limited, and no doubt finer details will be provided, however this is what we know so […]Read more →
Without doubt these are extremely uncertain, worrying and unprecedented times, both on an individual basis and for businesses alike. Whilst everyone’s safety and well being must be the priority, there will still be questions about what this all means for jobs, employers and employees. We aren’t medical specialists, and we can’t fight the virus directly, […]Read more →
To keep as many people safe as we can we are largely working at home at present with full access to files and telephones at all times . The office is open with a just skeleton staff. We would ask all clients with new enquiries and existing cases to telephone the office first please instead […]Read more →
Following Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices which concluded in July 2017, and the various consultations the government has gone through, the Good Work Plan will affect all businesses who employ staff, engage workers (either directly or through an agency), or use sub-contractors. The main changes are to the following areas:Contracts Contracts of employment will […]Read more →
UPDATE – Coronavirus and self isolation – is a self-isolating employee on sick leave and so entitled to receive SSP?
Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary seems to think so. But is it correct? The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 contain a declaration by the Secretary of State that the incidence or transmission of novel Coronavirus constitutes a serious and imminent threat to public health, and the measures outlined in these regulations are considered as an […]Read more →
With the coronavirus, COVID—19, being such a widely-publicised issue at the moment, and the threat continuing to rise, it is important for employers to take necessary precautions and to adapt to the risks presented. We have considered some likely concerns of employers and how these can be addressed. How can employers help their employees? The […]Read more →