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.
Fasting during Ramadan involves abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset for a month, which in 2019 is from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm. Many also choose to spend their evening in prayer at the mosques from late evening to 1am, followed by a pre-fasting meal at 2am before praying once more and then sleeping around 3am. Sleep deprivation therefore impacts on the fasting person possibly more so than the hunger and thirst.
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
Coronavirus and Absence Due To Sickness In this article: Coronavirus and Absence Due To Sickness I discuss Self Isolation, Notification of Absence, Self Certification and Medical Certificates and changes to Statutory Sick Pay including SSP Waiting Days and Reimbursement of