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?

Requesting a furloughed employee to return

15 May 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?

Coronavirus — the Government’s furlough scheme

12 May 2020

I may have to lay off a significant number of my staff as a result of the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus. I understand that I can obtain financial help from the Government. Can you summarise the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention (“Furlough”) Scheme for me?

How to identify genuine PPE

4 May 2020

We are a small business and need to purchase some PPE for our essential workers. Does CE marking mean it is genuine?

May 2020 — Early Bank Holiday change

23 April 2020

I have read about the change in date of this year’s Early May Bank Holiday and how it may affect holidays from an employment law perspective. Can you please advise?  

Ramadan and night shift working

15 April 2020

One of the essential workers on my night shift is a follower of the Islamic faith, and has come to me to talk about Ramadan. With so many of the workforce off sick, we cannot allow her to take annual leave over this period as she usually does. What provisions should we put in place to allow her to consume food and drink and take part in prayers through the night?