A very Covid Christmas party

3 December 2020

This article forms part of this year’s Christmas series, being published on the site until the end of December.

Moving out of lockdown: public transport guidance for operators

3 December 2020

In its Covid-19 Recovery Strategy, published in May 2020 and updated in July at www.gov.uk/government/publications/our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy/the-next-chapter-in-our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy--2, the Government said that it wanted to begin a gradual return to work in England. While anyone able to work from home should continue to do so, it insisted, those who needed to be at their place of work should be looking to return as soon as employers confirmed it was safe. However, the guidance continued, what these returners should not do is overload public transport.

Top employment law cases of 2020

2 December 2020

If there is one thing everyone can agree on, it is this: 2020 has been a year we won’t forget in a hurry. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i takes a look back on notable tribunal developments and tribunal rulings from this year.

How to manage “long Covid”

30 November 2020

Months after being infected with Covid-19, people are still suffering with symptoms commonly known as “long Covid”. Laura King considers how workplaces should respond.

Productivity on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

27 November 2020

Over the past few years, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have both become major sale events in the UK. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores how employers can keep staff productivity during these days.

Keeping morale up over the festive period

25 November 2020

With certain coronavirus restrictions set to remain in place across the UK for the Christmas period, many of our usual festivities may need to be changed, or cancelled completely, this year. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, examines how employers can keep staff morale up during this period.

When financial times are tough, is removing the employee bonus scheme an easy answer?

19 November 2020

In hard financial times, cost cutting considerations can be carried out across the board, sometimes with no part of the business safe from belt-tightening. The coronavirus has brought much harder financial hardships than have been seen for many years. Many employers have been forced to close their businesses, and put their staff on furlough and claim their wages from a government grant. It is therefore no surprise that some employers will now be thinking about scrapping their employees’ bonus schemes, as they can add up to a significant profit pay out. While removing them can seem like an easy first step to relieving pressure on businesses, is it as easy as it sounds?

Covid-19: tech solutions with wider applications

17 November 2020

Many companies have developed advanced digital business strategies at record speed during 2020. In parallel, tech-driven health and safety tools addressing a wide range of future risks have also made their way swiftly into the workplace. Jon Herbert reports.

Video conferencing: accessible to all or all Zoomed out?

16 November 2020

Video conferencing has allowed us to stay connected while workplaces are closed or only part-occupied. But are we following best practice? Laura King considers how to ensure online meetings are accessible as well as giving some practical tips on avoiding Zoom fatigue.