Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

7 April 2020

As the number of cases in the UK and abroad continue to rise, the situation is quickly evolving. There are a number of risks posed by the virus that employers will need to be aware of, and it is important to remember that employers have a duty of care towards their employees and should take reasonable steps to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This information is being continually checked and updated.

Eight essential coronavirus Q&As

7 April 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak is a continously fast-moving subject. Please refer to the GOV.UK’s website for the latest updates.

Coronavirus and the GDPR

6 April 2020

In their efforts to minimise risks of infection to staff and others, collecting and disseminating information, organisations must not forget about data protection, Paul Clarke warns.

How to make the move to homeworking

6 April 2020

Now that we are in lockdown, those who can be working from home should be doing so. There are many short and long-term benefits to this move but employers must not forget their legally binding health and safety responsibilities. Jon Herbert reports.

Furlough and the Job Retention Scheme Q&As

4 April 2020

With the Government introducing plans for financial assistance to provide employers an alternative to redundancies, here are some FAQs on furlough and the Government’s Job Retention Scheme.

An initial look at furlough and the Job Retention Scheme

3 April 2020

The Government has announced its plans for financial assistance to help employers retain employees for an extended period of time, although offering no work, and avoid lay-offs. It is called the Job Retention Scheme and aims to avoid lay-offs or redundancies while employers are unable to offer work to their employees because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alternatives to redundancy — suggestions

1 April 2020

In this article, Stuart Chamberlain, Croner-i author and employment law consultant, outlines alternatives to redundancy for employers such as the Government's Job Retention Scheme (“Furlough”), while managing a pandemic such as the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Deep cleaning the workplace in the time of coronavirus

1 April 2020

Within a relatively short space of time, the coronavirus has radically changed working life around the world, perhaps forever in the case of some organisations. Never before has workplace cleaning taken on life and death implications across so many different types of ordinary, non-specialist, work settings. Vicky Powell looks at how to deep clean workplaces to best protect workers and others from the COVID-19 virus.

April’s employment law changes

1 April 2020

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, employers may be forgiven for forgetting about some key changes that are happening this month. Andrew Willis, senior manager of the Litigation and Employment Department at Croner outlines the main changes that employers can be reminded of.