Options for Businesses when the Job Retention Scheme Ends

2020-04-20 - Options for Businesses when Job Retention Scheme Ends - Lighter HR

In April 2020, the Government confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until the end of June 2020. This scheme extension is clearly really good news but we’re getting an increasing number of enquiries from businesses who are starting to think “What next?”

Guidance for Managers: Tips on Managing a Remote Workforce

2020-04-02 - Tips on Managing a Remote Workforce - Guidance for Managers - Lighter HR

As a result of Covid-19, most employers will have now implemented widespread remote working for their employees. While working from home may be convenient for some, there will be evolving challenges employers will need to meet to sustain business productivity. We explore some of the good practices that employers can operate to make this period of remote working as successful as it can be.

Furlough Decisions: Beware of Unintended Discrimination

2020-03-24 - Furlough Decisions - Beware of Unintended Discrimination - Lighter HR

The Job Retention Scheme has been launched by the government to protect employment by “furloughing” employees who would otherwise have been made redundant or laid-off due to the impact of Coronavirus. In this post, we want to provide guidance on the process of making decisions regarding who is furloughed and who isn’t.

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Caution: Employment Laws Still Apply!

2020-03-23 - Job Retention Scheme - Employment Laws Still Apply - Lighter HR

On 20 March 2020, the government imposed additional measures to delay the spread of Covid-19. These measures will inevitably have an economic impact on businesses. To protect businesses from these measures, the chancellor announced a range of financial support packages. This post provides guidance to employers to ensure that they apply the government measures whilst adhering to employment laws.