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Homeworking & Shielding Employees | Essential Employers Guide

Homeworking & Shielding Employees | Essential Employers Guide

Up to the end of July the official position across the UK has been that all employees should be homeworking if they can as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19. From August 1st the Government position is to “give employers more discretion on how they ensure employees can work safely. Working from home […]

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Managing Redundancy | An Essential Guide for Employers

Managing Redundancy | An Essential Guide for Employers

COVID-19 has had a severe impact on all kinds of businesses large and small. While the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has helped, it is likely that a significant number of companies may need to reduce headcount to make their company viable long term. It’s essential that employers are prepared and have effective processes in […]

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Working Safely | Essential Waste Industry Guidance

Working Safely | Essential Waste Industry Guidance

Working safely during the Coronavirus pandemic should be a priority for all businesses. The HSE has published its annual workplace fatality figures for 2019/2020 and shows that waste and recycling organisations have a fatality rate 18 times higher than the total waste industry rate. This is primarily due to transport and machinery related incidents. Recent […]

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Covid-19 Secure | Essential Workplace Guidance

Covid-19 Secure | Essential Workplace Guidance

As the Government guidance surrounding managing Coronavirus in the workplace is forever changing, we have put together a suite of COVID Secure Guidance for a variety of industries. Find practical information about the Government Guidelines on our COVID-19 Resource Hub, employers should follow these guidelines as soon as reasonably practicable. Staying COVID Secure at Work […]

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Fire Safety During Coronavirus | Advice for Businesses

Fire Safety During Coronavirus | Advice for Businesses

Fire safety during Coronavirus should still be a priority for business and premises owners, while respecting Government legislation to protect against the spread of COVID-19. We review the current Fire Safety guidelines and provide essential advice for businesses to keep employees and customers safe. Fire Safety during Coronavirus & Fire Risk Assessments (FRA’s) If you […]

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Furlough Scheme Extension | FAQs for Employers

Furlough Scheme Extension | FAQs for Employers

On Friday 29th May, the Government outlined the latest update to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), and provided details on the tapering of the scheme which will allow workers to return to work on a part time basis. It will also require employers to contribute towards furloughed workers’ wages after 1st August. The CJRS […]

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Handling an employee’s refusal to work during the Coronavirus Crisis

Handling an employee’s refusal to work during the Coronavirus Crisis

As businesses begin the process of re-opening sites and offices, we are receiving an increasing number of queries regarding employees and their refusal to work. The reasons offered are myriad – some employees feel that using public transport places them at too much risk, some are living with vulnerable parents, whilst other simply do not […]

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Covid and Sick Pay | Essential HR Guide for Businesses

Covid and Sick Pay | Essential HR Guide for Businesses

With an increasing number of businesses becoming operational again and with an end to the furlough scheme in sight in the not very distant future, the issue of covid and sick pay, sickness absence, sickness-related absence and entitlement to SSP will be at the forefront for many employers. Covid and Sick Pay | What is […]

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