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2020-06-19 - Coronavirus - Guidance for Employers - Track and Trace

Coronavirus – Guidance for Employers
Managing the Potential Impact of Track and Trace

Track and Trace is the NHS scheme that is being introduced to try to control the future spread of Coronavirus. The idea behind the scheme is that if people who have been in contact with Coronavirus can be quickly found and isolated, the spread into the wider community can be controlled. This is clearly a good idea. The quicker you can isolate people who have Coronavirus; the fewer people they will come into contact with, the fewer people risk being infected. However, it presents some quite significant employment challenges.

Options for Businesses when Job Retention Scheme Ends - Lighter HR

Options for Businesses when the Job Retention Scheme Ends

Whilst the CJRS can’t be praised highly enough in terms of what it is doing to support employees, many employers are starting to worry about what lies ahead. The purpose of this post is to provide you with options, so that you are prepared for the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the return of your employees from their furlough leave.

Coronavirus - Guidance for Employers - Update on Job Retention Scheme - 2020-04-15

Coronavirus – Guidance for Employers
Update on Job Retention Scheme
(15 April 2020)

The government has revised the rules regarding the Job Retention Scheme, specifically on eligible employees. The changes are great news for those who run weekly payroll; indifferent for those who run monthly payroll. This note provides the details as well as reminders on some previously released information on the Job Retention Scheme. For more details, please refer to previous posts.

Coronavirus - Guidance for Employers - Updates and Additional Information - 2020-04-14

Coronavirus – Guidance for Employers
Updates and Additional Information
(14 April 2020)

UK employers continue to face an unprecedented situation regarding how to deal with issues arising from COVID-19.
The purpose of this post, and how we’ve been working in general, is to bring you updates based on official guidelines only. We’re aren’t going to join in the speculation about what may or may not happen, what is or is not allowed; we’re just going to summarise the official rules and confirm the areas that still need clarifying.

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

Tips on Managing a Remote Workforce
Guidance for Managers

The UK has responded to the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) by advising citizens to avoid travelling as much as possible. As a result, 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

Furlough Decisions
Beware of Unintended Discrimination

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 our previous post, “Job Retention Scheme – Caution: Employment Laws Still Apply”, we confirmed that the furlough decision is made by the authorised directors and managers. In this post, we want to provide guidance on the process of making decisions regarding who is furloughed and who isn’t.

Job Retention Scheme - Employment Laws Still Apply

Job Retention Scheme
Caution: Employment Laws Still Apply

On Friday 20 March, the government imposed additional measures which will have an economic impact on businesses and other organisations. To protect businesses, the chancellor announced a range of financial support packages, including the Job Retention Scheme to protect workers who would otherwise have been made redundant. These measures are excellent in supporting businesses but employers must still heed employment law. This post provides insight into some essential questions.

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