Face coverings for employees on public transport

24 July 2020

Mike Sopp considers the issue of whether employers should be providing face masks or coverings for those employees who have to use public transport to get to work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Video conferencing: safety and security considerations

23 July 2020

The explosion in home-based video conferencing and online messaging has introduced new security risk factors that many organisations are not taking into account. Alan Field considers some of the issues that may need to be managed.

1 August — what employers should be aware of

23 July 2020

For many employers in England, 1 August will be the start of a very important period of post-coronavirus economic recovery. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

Brexit and employment law — the latest

22 July 2020

Further immigration measures were announced in the form of amendments to the already established points-based immigration system by the Government. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

Covid-19 — the change agent for L&D

22 July 2020

Not only has the current coronavirus pandemic changed all our lives in so many different ways, it also has started to impact on all Learning & Development (L&D) professionals, regardless of the type of organisation for which they work. Judith Christian-Carter takes a look at how Covid-19 has already impacted on one aspect of L&D, which is remote working or working from home.

Managing staff who refuse to return to work post lockdown

20 July 2020

As workplaces start to reopen in England following the coronavirus lockdown, it is highly likely that staff are going to be nervous when returning to work, with some even refusing to do so. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores what employers should consider in this situation.

Re-opening the workplace after lockdown — part 1

17 July 2020

On Sunday 10 May 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that he had been working on guidance for employers in England on how workplaces can remain COVID-19 secure. This guidance was released on Monday 11 May 2020 as eight documents, each covering different sectors. There are some commonalities covering every sector.

Re-opening the workplace after lockdown — part 2

17 July 2020

In this article, we cover what measures employers may wish to put in place when re-opening the workplace, relating to revising working methods, employee training and absence management, as well as some of the more common HR considerations. The first part of this article covered matters relating to hygiene, cleaning and social distancing.