Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

23 September 2020

The risks from Covid-19 are still very much present in the workplace 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.

Covid Secure: working safely in factories, plants and warehouses

23 September 2020

The UK Government has published a set of guidance documents to assist a range of workplaces with advice on establishing safe operations. Gordon Tranter considers the updated advice given to people who work in or run factories, plants and warehouses.

Parental employment rights when children self-isolate

23 September 2020

Schools have reopened across England as an attempt to kickstart the nation back to some form of normality. Since pupils of all ages and year groups have been allowed to return to school, parents have also been able to gradually return to work. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

Brexit implications for employment law

22 September 2020

Coronavirus news has dominated the headlines for the last few months, but Government plans are still underway to carry out Brexit at the end of the year. Some employers are still waiting to see what the impact of this will be. On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU). Originally scheduled for 29 March 2019, the date the UK was to officially leave the EU was delayed to 31 January 2020, and on this date, the UK left the EU.

Re-opening the workplace after lockdown — part 2

22 September 2020

On 22 September 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that office workers should once again be able to work from home if they can in England – this default position had remained the same in Scotland and Wales. Generally, priority for employers in England is now likely to be implementing homeworking again. For more information, please refer to our article on these developments.

Managing annual leave during coronavirus

16 September 2020

With coronavirus still creating numerous issues for companies, many employers may be wondering how they should manage annual leave requests. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, examines this in more detail below.

Coronavirus and Government assistance

14 September 2020

A summary of Government Covid-19 assistance available to businesses. There are different assistance packages for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, mainly effecting rates relief and grants.

Work-related burnout: would you spot the signs?

11 September 2020

In May 2019, the World Health Organization officially recognised work-related burnout as an “occupational phenomenon”. In fact, burnout among British workers has quietly but steadily reached shocking levels and this has been exacerbated in some cases by the pandemic. How many managers, asks Vicky Powell, would be able to spot the signs of burnout, and what can we all do to avoid and mitigate this modern corporate malaise?

Implications of coronavirus local lockdown measures

10 September 2020

The Prime Minister set out in his announcement on 17 July that, from 18 July, local authorities in England will be able to take action to implement localised lockdown measures. This includes closing specific premises and restricting travel. So far in England, a number of areas have faced local lockdown rules with some businesses in these areas having to remain closed while other parts of the country come out of national lockdown restrictions.