Treasury Direction – History On Friday 22 May 2020 a further Treasury Direction (dated 20 May) was published modifying the legal framework for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Claims for payment under the CJRS made after the publication of
Managing Employees Who Are Reluctant To Return To Work For the foreseable future the message from the Government is that where possible employees should continue to work from home. Where working from home is not an option employees should return
COVID-19 Secure Guidance The new COVID-19 Secure guidance documents I mentioned in my last update have now been published. They cover 8 workplace settings as opposed to being sector specific. See below for the specific guidance for different settings: Construction
Coronavirus and Discipline and Grievance Meetings Acas has issued guidance for employers on holding disciplinary and grievance meetings without meetings during the Coronavirus crisis. Although a key factor of furlough is that the employee does no work for the employer
Road Map To Easing Lockdown Restrictions The Government announced on Sunday 10 May their road map to easing lockdown restrictions and have today (Monday 11 May) published ‘OUR PLAN TO REBUILD: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy’, setting out its
Coronavirus and Statutory Parental Pay A new Statutory Instrument came into effect on 25 April 2020, which deals with the calculation of an employee’s “average weekly earnings” for the purposes of statutory parental pay entitlement for those employees who have
Co-workers can be greatly affected by the passing of a colleague. If you think about it, we spend around 40 hours a week in the same office as our colleagues. Over time, we get to know them as individuals and even get to know their families. Colleagues almost become like a second family, one that you may sometimes see more of than your own family.
Read my Top Tips to what you should do when an employee suddenly passes away and how to support your remaining employees.
Coronavirus and Keeping Remote Workers Motivated How do we keep remote workers motivated? I’ve worked from home for a number of years now and the one thinh I love about it is the freedom I have to work when I
Coronavirus and Planning For A Return To Work Coronavirus has had a significant impact on how we work, the lockdown happened very quickly for most businesses, so there wasn’t any time for planning the how’s, when’s, what’s etc but the
HMRC Guidance For Employers – History The HMRC Guidance was first published on 26 March 2020 and at that point indicated that the scheme was an alternative for anyone that would have otherwise been laid off or made redundant due