Whilst many businesses close for Christmas, for those that remain open careful Christmas rota planning is essential to avoid a potential staffing headache. Some sectors have to work at Christmas, these include the hospitality industry, security, emergency services and domiciliary care sectors. Whilst some people may not mind working at Christmas, others are not always […]
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In what was quite an unexpected development on 31st October 2020, the Prime Minister announced a four week national lockdown between 5 November and 2 December, and consequent Furlough Scheme extension (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme CJRS). It has now been confirmed as of 5 November 2020 that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will run until […]
Getting disciplinary investigations correct from the beginning can really help ensure the whole disciplinary process runs more smoothly. When an employee has seemingly committed some “wrong doing” an employer could easily jump to a decision on exactly how they’re going to handle it, or want to dismiss them immediately. There are two reasons why this […]
Many companies operate by hiring employees that they send to their client’s sites instead of the traditional workplace of an office or on their own site. It’s important for companies to ensure they send the right calibre of workers to their clients to maintain that positive relationship and avoid their clients going elsewhere with their […]
We are now six months on from when the Good Work Plan came into force. Amongst other legislative changes was the right for employees and workers to be provided with a Written Statement of Particulars on day one of employment or engagement at the latest. For employees, a window of eight weeks was previously allowed. […]
It has been a busy year from an Employment Law perspective. Not only were there a raft of HR legislation changes in April, but there have been numerous new pieces of legislation and Government guidelines introduced to try to deal with issues arising from the Coronavirus pandemic. Whilst October 2020 doesn’t bring specific Employment Law […]
It has been a challenging year for all kinds of businesses from a safety perspective. Whilst March saw various Health and Safety legislation changes, there have also been vast numbers of new Government guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. October 2020 doesn’t bring a whole host of safety legislation changes, however […]
With the Government Job Retention Scheme (furlough) coming to an end in just over a month, we are facing very uncertain times. Employers across multiple sectors are having to make some extremely tough decisions in the hope to survive the coming months and face and any kind of viable future. In an attempt to reduce […]