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.

Five ways to support your employees during Ramadan

15 April 2020

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 23 April to 23 May 2020 and we have outlined some key ways to support staff during this period.

Coronavirus and the GDPR

8 April 2020

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.

Bank holidays — are they a legal requirement?

7 April 2020

Should employers give staff days off on bank holidays? Do employers have to pay staff extra if they want to work? And should Christian workers or staff with kids be prioritised when approving annual leave this Easter? See our article below for some facts you need to know this bank holiday.

How to make the move to homeworking

6 April 2020

Since the country went into lockdown, those who can be working from home should be doing so. There are many short and long-term benefits to this move but employers must not forget their legally binding health and safety responsibilities. Jon Herbert reports.

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.

Connected learning

25 March 2020

Is connected learning yet another L&D buzz term, or is there something far more substantial underpinning it, that provides not only great opportunities for learning but also for organisational performance? In this article, Judith Christian-Carter, independent learning consultant, explores what connected learning means and the opportunities it provides to individuals, work teams and organisations.

Top 10 tips for managing redundancy

25 March 2020

Stuart Chamberlain, Croner-i author and employment law consultant, gives 10 top tips for employers when carrying out individual consultation redundancy processes ― that is, where fewer than 20 employees are to be made redundant from one establishment within a 90-day period.