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When Should You Use the Job Support Scheme - Lighter HR

When Should Employers Use the Job Support Scheme?

When using the Job Support Scheme, businesses will have to pay employees for non-working hours.

There are scenarios where this makes good business sense. There are other scenarios, however, where an alternative course of action would be the more economically viable option.

This post provides insight into why a would company might do this and what the alternatives are.

Redundancy Pay for Furloughed Workers - Lighter HR

Changes to Redundancy Pay for Furloughed Workers (31 July 2020)

At the end of July the government’s introduced new legislation that will prevent furloughed workers from being ‘short-changed’ regarding their entitlement to redundancy and statutory notice payments.

You may be wondering how this will affect your business if you have previously made redundancy payments to workers whilst they were furloughed, or you are planning to make these payments within the near future.

The purpose of this post is to provide insight into the changes and potential implications.

Insights into Managing Redundancy - Lighter HR

Coronavirus – Guidance for Employers:
Insights into Managing a Redundancy Process

As the world slowly starts to re-open, there is a reality that many businesses are having to face – the fact that they need to reduce their headcount. Businesses have been putting off making some of these difficult decisions but, with the upcoming changes to the Job Retention Scheme, we are seeing more and more clients who are starting to deal with the inevitable redundancies that they need to make.

Managing Potential Impacts of Trace and Trace - Lighter HR

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.

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