The current COVID-19 health and safety priorities

28 April 2020

As the COVID-19 emergency evolves, understanding your changing occupational health and safety responsibilities becomes more challenging. There is a lot of guidance from the Health and Safety Executive continually being updated online. Jon Herbert reports.

How to mothball your building

26 April 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed many facilities managers into unfamiliar territory, as millions work from home and workplaces become low use or temporarily empty. Vicky Powell reports on the advice covering maintenance, security considerations, statutory compliance and insurance implications from the Building Engineering Services Association.

Employee mental health and the coronavirus

17 April 2020

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.

An initial look at furlough and the Job Retention Scheme

16 April 2020

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.

April’s employment law changes

1 April 2020

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.

Zero-emission vehicles — options for operators

16 March 2020

Having already proposed to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 the Government is now consulting (see Legislation Tracker) on bringing that forward to 2035 or even sooner. In addition, towns and cities are introducing bans or charges for diesel-engined vehicles. In this article, Richard Smith looks at the options for transport operators.

Road Derogations

21 February 2020

Road Derogations made available by the DfT for those transporting dangerous goods in the UK are discussed by Caroline Raine focusing on 2, 4, 11, 12, 13 and 15.

Bank holidays, leap years and their impact on employment

19 February 2020

This year contains a number of interesting dates that may have varying impacts on entitlements to pay and annual leave. With this in mind, Ben McCarthy, lead employment law writer and researcher at Croner-i, outlines what employers should bear in mind.

Legislation and the Brexit transition period

31 January 2020

What happens to all the Brexit legislation produced by the Government now we have officially left the EU? Has all the amending legislation on EU Exit come into force? Paul Clarke clarifies what happens to UK legislation during the Implementation Period.