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Amid all the uncertainties and disruption caused by COVID-19, an awareness of how your team is coping is all-important. Laura King looks at what managers can do to reduce stress for themselves and employees.
An EAP — an employee assistance programme — is one of the benefits that can be offered to employees to support them in challenging times. But how much do employee assistance programmes cost, and are they worth it?
On 26 March 2020, as part of emergency coronavirus legislation, the Government outlined future plans to introduce more volunteering that can assist the health and social care sector during the outbreak.
As the pandemic continues, employees may be struggling with their mental health, especially if they are working from home for the first time. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, outlines ways of tackling this issue.
This article was written on 23 March and is based on guidance that was in place on that date. The Government has subsequently amended and clarified its guidance meaning that some features of this article may not be up to date. See our article Furlough and the Job Retention Scheme Q&As for up to date information on the Job Retention Scheme.
Recent events have brought the GDPR back on to the agenda as the implications of how organisations are going to be expected to deal with the current COVID-19 epidemic have become apparent. There will clearly be a necessity for employers to ensure that the risk of infection to their staff, customers and the general public is minimised. At the same time they must be aware that the information they are collecting during this process can have significant privacy consequences.
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.
Mobile technology has transformed how we work and undoubtedly improved it in terms of communication, efficiency and flexibility. But with 24/7 access to our working lives is there a chance that all this progress is to the detriment of our health? Charlie Turner of System Concepts reports.
Employers will be aware that the day may come when they face a tribunal claim. But what, exactly, is the process for the bringing and hearing of claims? Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-I, provides an overview.
The United Kingdom (UK) formally left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020. In this article, Stuart Chamberlain, author and senior employment law specialist at Croner-i examines the upcoming employment law changes, proposals in the Employment Bill and other Government initiatives on the horizon.