As many workplaces start to re-open along with schools and non-essential businesses, the strict lockdown that the UK was faced with in March almost seems like a distant memory at this point. However, coronavirus is far from over and we are still at risk of increasing case numbers and a second wave as we head […]
You’ve conducted a thorough Covid Risk Assessment and put all the necessary measures in place such as signage, social distanced workspaces, one-way systems, PPE, etc. But what happens when the workplace re-opens, your employees head back into the office/premises and you must enforce these new health and safety rules? It’s one thing putting all the […]
Over the past few days, we’ve been getting more and more calls from our clients regarding furloughed workers refusing to return to work now that their furlough period has come to an end.
As the furlough scheme begins to wind down – it officially comes to an end on 31st October – many employees are starting to return to work, most on a part-time basis, after being on furlough for months.
This year has certainly been one that will go down in history. Between the Black Lives Matter movement and the global pandemic, life around us is changing as we know it and it seems that the ramifications will be felt for years to come. But this time 50 years ago was also historic and remarkable […]
Over the past ten or so days, following the murder of Black US citizen, George Floyd, at the hands of a white police officer, we have witnessed protests around the world – from hundreds of thousands marching in the streets to various industries/celebrities/brands participating in a #blackouttuesday to show their support for the Black Lives […]
As businesses prepare to re-open over the coming weeks, a new concern that employers are being faced with is the fear or anxiety that some of their workers may feel about returning to the workplace.
On Friday 29th May, Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed the plan for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme going forward which will see it slowly close over the next five months. It was previously announced that businesses would only be able to apply for this scheme or furlough additional workers until the 30th June. To date, the […]
Although the Government recently confirmed that the furlough scheme will be in place until October to help financially support businesses that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses are starting to prepare to re-open now that the UK are easing out of lockdown.
As a result of COVID-19 and the national lockdown implemented back in March 2020, there has been a lot of upheaval for workplaces across the UK. From businesses trying to implement a homeworking policy for the first time to employers having to make tough decisions regarding furlough and redundancy, the HR issues that have arisen […]