Client Update: Close Contact Isolation in Critical Sectors

Close Contact Isolation in critical sectors During one week to 16th July, in excess of 600,000 people were notified of a requirement to self-isolate due to close contact with someone

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Covid-19: Dismissal for refusing to wear a facemask

Covid-19: Dismissal for refusing to wear a facemask In one of the first covid-19 related tribunal cases reported, a Tribunal held that an employee was not unfairly dismissed on the

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Bringing staff back from furlough: What you need to think about

Bringing staff back from furlough: What you need to think about As Covid restrictions start to ease, you might be thinking about bringing  any staff you’ve placed on furlough back

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What annual leave do I have to give an employee during the pandemic?

What annual leave do I have to give an employee during the pandemic? Since the introduction of the furlough scheme, its crossover with employees’ rights to annual leave has been

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Returning to work: How do I manage my employees’ health anxiety?

Returning to work: How do I manage my employees’ health anxiety? Many employers will now be starting to think about re-opening and getting their employees back into the workplace. For

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Covid-19: Do I need a workplace vaccination policy?

Covid-19: Do I need a workplace vaccination policy? While you can encourage your employees to have the coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available to them, you shouldn’t  try and compel

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Covid-19 and Drivers Welfare

Covid-19 and Drivers Welfare As a duty holder where the activities regarding loading or unloading are undertaken at your premises, not only would you have a general duty of care

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Deductions from Furlough Pay – is it legal?

Deductions from Furlough Pay – is it legal? It has been widely reported that a Steakhouse restaurant group, Tomahawk Steakhouse, asked employees to loan the company 10% of their furlough

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Can I make my staff share their Covid-19 test results?

Can I make my staff share their Covid-19 test results? Testing for Covid-19 remains an important part of the government’s strategy to control the  spread of the virus. Testing is

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What to include in your COVID-19 risk assessment

What to include in your COVID-19 risk assessment The situation within the workplace is constantly changing along with Government guidance, previously localised and now national lockdowns, compounded by the closure

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