Instructions in Writing

22 May 2020

All our drivers carry the Instructions in Writing (IiW) document as per the legal requirements. How can it help in the event of a spillage?

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?

Ramadan and holiday entitlement

15 April 2020

A number of my employees are practising Muslims. They have complained that they consider themselves to be forced to take time off over Christmas (because we have a one week shut down) and yet they have to use up their holiday entitlement if they want to take time off over Ramadan, which lasts for a month. They believe this amounts to religious discrimination. What can we do?