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FAQs on furlough and the Government’s Job Retention Scheme which aims to provide employers with an alternative to redundancies. This information is being continually checked and updated where necessary where Government guidance changes.
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).
As workplaces begin to resume operations, one of the main challenges they face is social distancing in the workplace. Workplaces will vary; however, employers should remember that they have a duty of care to their employees. Fiona Burns, Health, Safety and Risk Manager at Croner outlines the essentials for managing social distancing in the workplaces.
Drivers on furlough and their employers must take care to ensure that they continue to observe the requirements of both the Drivers’ Hours and Working Time Regulations. This will particularly be the case where a driver is furloughed by one employer but continues to work for another. In this article, Richard Smith looks at the different scenarios.
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.
John Davison explains the Government COVID-19 assistance available to businesses announced to date. It is expected that further measures will be revealed and some detail of the assistance is not yet available. The situation is further complicated as there are different assistance packages for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, mainly effecting rates relief and grants.