Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

3 June 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.

Managing staff who refuse to return to work post lockdown

3 June 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.

Health board fined for suicides

2 June 2020

Tayside Health Board has been fined £120,000 after three women in its care died by suicide on a psychiatry ward.

Home alone

2 June 2020

What impact is homeworking during the coronavirus pandemic having on people’s mental health? Belinda Liversedge reports.

MPs vote down WHO limits on air pollution

2 June 2020

Calls to bring guidelines for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) were voted down by a committee of the House of Commons before it was suspended due to coronavirus.

Drivers’ hours and working time rules for mobile workers on furlough

2 June 2020

Drivers on furlough and their employers must take care to ensure that they continue to observe the requirements of both the Drivers’ Hours and Working Time Regulations. This will particularly be the case where a driver is furloughed by one employer but continues to work for another. In this article, Richard Smith looks at the different scenarios.