Covid-19: the catalyst for a digital revolution

9 November 2020

Many companies have made technology advances in recent months that normally take years. As the health crisis continues, practical health and safety innovations plus tech-based management systems are protecting both employee and employer business interests. Jon Herbert reports.

Domestic abuse — what employers can do to support workers

9 November 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has seen millions of employees asked to work from home but, for some, home is not a safe place, with dramatic increases in instances of domestic abuse being reported during lockdowns. Vicky Powell highlights what employers need to do to support home-based and other workers facing this difficult and complex issue.

Re-opening the workplace after lockdown — part 2

6 November 2020

This feature advises on the 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.

Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

6 November 2020

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

Country Profile — Ukraine

6 November 2020

Deal-making between the UK and Ukraine has been on the rise, but there remains considerable untapped potential after the signing of a new free trade pact.

The £1000 Job Retention Bonus — FAQs

5 November 2020

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, released his “Plan for Jobs” on 8 July 2020 to set out how the Government will support economic recovery in the UK. One of the elements included was a new Job Retention Bonus (JRB) to provide additional support to employers who keep on their furloughed employees in meaningful employment according to certain criteria