Requesting a furloughed employee to return

12 June 2020

As I can now reopen my workplace, I am planning to take some of my staff off furlough. How much notice do I need to give an employee to bring them back from furlough?

Unable to guarantee social distancing at work

11 June 2020

We have inspected our building and reviewed our work activities but we cannot guarantee employees will be at least 1m apart at all times, as set out in social distancing requirements. Can we still open the workplace?

Provision of face masks for commuting

10 June 2020

With face coverings becoming mandatory on public transport, are we, as the employer, required to provide employees travelling to work on public transport with face masks?

Coronavirus safety in car sharing

18 May 2020

I understand that the Government now says that we can car-share to work with people not from our household. How can we make this as safe as possible?

Lay-offs and short-time working — contractual terms

20 March 2020

I am experiencing financial difficulties within my company. The time has come, I have now decided to cut costs, introduce short-time working to reduce the wage bill and get the business back on its feet again. All the staff have a clause in their contract of employment entitling me to lay them off work or to introduce short-time working. Is there any more that I should know?