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Updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Government has published further guidance of the scheme. We do not know whether further guidance will published or legislation enacted in the future. We have compiled a list of the main points for employers and will be updating our Q&A blog to reflect the new information as soon as possible.

Coronavirus update - advice following school closures

Coronavirus update - advice following school closures

As schools closed their doors last week, parents and businesses across the country have been left wondering how they will manage childcare and provide an education for their children.

Coronavirus update - 20th March 2020

Coronavirus update - 20th March 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has this evening announced unprecedented temporary measures in order to protect jobs. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that cafes, bars, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and leisure centres should close this evening until further notice, a package of...

Coronavirus Q&A for employers

Coronavirus Q&A for employers

Our senior solicitor, Arwen Makin, has written a Q&A on the most regular questions our employment law team are being asked about Coronavirus by our HR customers

Coronavirus update - 13th March 2020

Coronavirus update - 13th March 2020

New regulations have been made and come into force today regarding statutory sick pay for employees who self-isolate in accordance with advice from Public Health England, NHS National Services Scotland or Public Health Wales.

Coronavirus update - 11th March 2020

Coronavirus update - 11th March 2020

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced in the Spring Budget that small companies with less than 250 employees will receive a refund from the Government of any SSP paid to employees who are self-isolating for up to 14 days as a result of COVID-19...

Coronavirus update - 10th March 2020

Coronavirus update - 10th March 2020

The position in the UK at present is that the Government is considering a package of employment-related measures to try to assist with the anticipated outbreak..

Coronavirus update - 4th March 2020

Coronavirus update - 4th March 2020

Following on from the announcement of Health Secretary Matt Hancock yesterday, that those in self-isolation on medical advice should be treated as on sick leave, and may be eligible for statutory sick pay, Boris Johnson has made a further announcement regarding sick pay today

Coronavirus – what employers need to know

Coronavirus – what employers need to know

Following Public Health England issuing details that widespread transmission of coronavirus in the UK is now “highly likely”, here is some crucial insight for business leaders.

Managing sickness absence

Managing sickness absence

Managing sickness absences can be problematic at times for employers. Absences should be handled pro-actively, reasonably and fairly.

Recognising mental health – proactive steps for employers

Recognising mental health – proactive steps for employers

Employers should understand how vital it is to promote positive mental health, recognise warning signs and support staff experiencing concerns.

Five things employers should be doing for mental health in 2020

Five things employers should be doing for mental health in 2020

In an era where people are finding it increasingly tough to switch off and unwind, such a change in pace for society can have a detrimental effect on wellbeing.