Commentary and analysis

All items: Coronavirus

  • Is remote working here to stay?

    8 January 2021

    Nick Martindale investigates the long-term changes to working patterns and the future of the workplace following the changes brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  • Top 10 COVID-related claims employers could face in 2021

    8 December 2020

    We highlight 10 employment tribunal claims related to the coronavirus pandemic that employers could face in 2021 and beyond.

  • Covid-19: Will 'anti-vaxxers' pose a problem for HR?

    7 December 2020

    The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the mass use of a Covid vaccine and immunisations could start as early as next week. But a vocal anti-vaccination movement could threaten to undermine their efficacy if people refuse in large numbers. Does the vaccination debate pose problems for employers?

  • Ethical dilemma: Can employers insist on COVID-19 vaccinations?

    3 December 2020

    As the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine receives approval from the UK medicines regulator, to what degree can employers insist that staff are vaccinated before returning to the workplace?

  • Building HR resilience during the coronavirus

    30 November 2020

    HR has been on the frontline of organisational response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, meeting every challenge thrown its way. But there is concern among the HR community that the pressure being placed on them is putting their own health and wellbeing at risk. Graham Brown looks at how HR professionals can build their resilience levels during the current crisis.

  • New tier system: What will it mean for employers?

    26 November 2020

    When England's lockdown is lifted on 2 December, a new, more stringent regional "tier" system will be introduced that will bring in different levels of restrictions that are designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 based on the infection rate in different parts of the country.

  • Extended furlough scheme - the issues that HR need to know about

    23 November 2020

    The extended furlough scheme has already been the subject of revised government guidance and a subsequent Treasury Direction. Consultant editor Darren Newman examines the extended scheme and the issues that it presents for HR and employers.

  • Furlough extension: practical implications for HR

    11 November 2020

    Following the announcement that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be in place until March 2021 and will cover 80% of wages again, Sungjin Park looks at some of the practicalities for HR.

  • Employment law: Seven key tasks for HR in 2021

    11 November 2020

    2020 was the year that HR was required to react to the unexpected, but it's now time to plan for the known challenges in the coming year. We look at what HR can do to prepare for 2021.

  • Managing international business travel during coronavirus and Brexit

    29 October 2020

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made business travel increasingly complex, and the end of the Brexit transition period could complicate it further. Louise Haycock and Heidi Cook of Fragomen outline the key issues that employers need to consider when employees undertake international travel for work.

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Commentary and analysis: HR and legal information and guidance relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19).