Health, safety and goodwill during Ramadan

9 April 2021

At Ramadan, participating employees often have to manage extra physical and mental stresses, fatigue and dehydration. Jon Herbert describes how flexibility, discussion and forward planning from employers can help everyone involved.

Saying sorry — the CQC’s updated Duty of Candour guidance

7 April 2021

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has updated its guidance for providers on Regulation 20: The Duty of Candour, here, making it clear that an apology, required to fulfil this statutory duty, does not mean accepting liability and will not affect a provider’s indemnity cover regardless of the health or social care, public or private sector involved.

Five ways to support your employees during Ramadan

7 April 2021

Ramadan is the holy month of the Islamic Calendar during which Muslims partake in religious observance, including ritual fasting from sunrise to sunset. This year, Ramadan is expected to run from 12 April to 12 May 2021 and we have outlined some key ways to support staff during this period.

How to furlough employees from November 2020 onwards

12 March 2021

In March 2020, the Government announced its plans for financial assistance to help employers retain employees for an extended period of time through the Job Retention Scheme (furlough). This guide explores what employers need to know for furloughing employees from November 2020 onwards.

Brexit implications for employment law

11 March 2021

Coronavirus news has dominated the headlines for the last few months, but as we saw the end of 2020, the full implications of Brexit started to become a clear reality for many. 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.

Home office set up: a pain in the neck?

8 March 2021

Compared to 2019, musculoskeletal injuries are on the rise, with homeworking likely to be the culprit. Laura King considers the issues and solutions.

Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

5 March 2021

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 to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This information is being continually checked and updated.