Bank holidays — forcing staff to take annual leave

21 April 2021

My staff do not have the entitlement to leave on bank holidays written into their contracts.  This year I wish the business to close for a week over a bank holiday period.  How should I go about this?

Risks to and from unvaccinated staff

18 March 2021

We are encouraging all our employees to have the Covid-19 vaccination. If an employee declines the vaccination and we become aware of this are we obliged to assess whether they are safe to continue working?

Coronavirus — the Government’s furlough scheme

5 March 2021

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?

Improving Covid-secure behaviour

10 February 2021

We regularly review concerns raised by employees and other stakeholders in respect of the Covid-secure measures we are adopting. Most concerns relate to how individuals are behaving, ie not following the measures required. What can we do to improve behaviour?