The coronavirus outbreak continues to have a dramatic effect on employers regionally and nationally.
It’s clear that businesses and organisations need to respond quickly and efficiently to the current situation in order to mitigate and minimise the risks and harm that might otherwise be caused.
Free Temporary Homeworking Policy – Coronavirus (COVID-19)
One of the first steps that we took in response to the rapid spread of the coronavirus was to produce a specific temporary homeworking policy for use in connection with employees who will temporarily be permitted to work from home in line with UK Government guidance.
Unlike standard homeworking policies, our policy overs key issues such as self-isolation, employee health and well-being and childcare. What’s more, we decided from the outset that this newly developed policy would be made available free of charge. If you’d like to receive a copy, then please drop us a line.
Furlough advice and agreements
The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) covers the costs of 80% of salary (up to a maximum of £2,500) for individuals who are kept on the payroll but not required to work during the Coronavirus outbreak. Individuals who are admitted to the scheme are known as “furloughed workers”.
We have already helped several businesses to navigate the potential adverse consequences of failing to implement furlough arrangements correctly.
Please contact us if you need help and assistance in understanding the CJRS, the rights and obligations of furloughed workers and/or if you would like us to draft and prepare a legally binding furlough agreement for use within your business or organisation.
Coronavirus related employment advice
In addition to the above services, we’re also able to talk to you about the following types of issues:
- Redundancy and restructuring
- Holiday and sickness
- Employment rights for individuals who are self-isolating
- Discrimination law
- Disciplinaries and grievances
Keeping up to date
We’ll regularly be producing new blogs and legal updates during the coronavirus outbreak. Our briefings and updates are jargon free and designed to provide concise, practical and helpful advice to business owners, managers and HR professionals. Our most recent blogs and legal articles can be viewed here.