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With January also being the time when 'National Sickie Day' and 'Blue Monday' take place, what can employers do to try and help improve staff wellbeing and positivity so they don’t dread coming into work? Charlotte Morris, esphr senior solicitor, offers some guidance.
4 days ago by Charlotte Morris in Legal
IKEA has recently been in the news for announcing that unvaccinated staff will not benefit from company sick pay if forced to isolate due to Covid exposure. They are the latest in a number of employers to adapt their polices following changes to government guidance...
1 week ago by Charlotte Ashton in Legal
A recent report by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has highlighted that over 800,000 workers have suffered from work-related stress and anxiety during the past year. Our senior solicitor, Charlotte Ashton, provides five areas of consideration for employers to think about.
1 week ago by Charlotte Ashton in Insight
It has long been established that employees may self-certify their sickness absence for 7 days, after which they must provide medical evidence to confirm that they are not fit for work so as to confirm entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)...
17th Dec 2021 by Charlotte Morris in Legal
Charlotte Morris, senior solicitor for esphr, explains how the current fuel crisis has highlighted long standing complaints from HGV drivers amid concerns about pay and working conditions – and how this is not the only industry eager to increase employee numbers...
5th Oct 2021 by Charlotte Morris in Legal
As the coronavirus pandemic continues and the country moves into a period of relaxed restrictions, there are long-lasting effects of Covid – both for victims suffering from long-term symptoms, and also businesses trying to cope with the changing economic climate...
19th Jul 2021 by Charlotte Ashton in Legal
This Q&A was last updated on 3 March 2021. It addresses the extension to the CJRS and changes compared to the earlier schemes from 1 November 2020 onwards and should be read in conjunction with the two previous CJRS Q&A's.
3rd Mar 2021 by esphr in Legal
Our general Q&A was written on 18 March 2020 and last updated on 6 January 2021. It covers the most regular questions our employment law team are being asked about Coronavirus such as issues relating to; self-isolation, sickness absence and pay, annual leave entitlement and contractual issues...
6th Jan 2021 by esphr in Legal