Editor's message: As the world now knows from the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, infectious diseases can emerge and spread quickly as a result of global travel and other interconnections.
Workplaces can be incubators for disease, particularly if hygiene and infection control is poor, or if employees go to work when they are unwell.
Infectious diseases in the general population threaten the workplace and, without effective policies to prevent their spread or to respond to an outbreak, your organisation’s productivity and business continuity are at risk.
Stephen Simpson, principal employment law editor
Darren Newman, employment lawyer, discusses the Government guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furloughing workers.
Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement this year due to the coronavirus will be able to carry it over into the next two leave years, the Government has announced.
The Government has revealed further detail about its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, also known as the Furlough Scheme, and it is expected to be up and running by 30 April 2020.
The Metropolitan Police Service is calling on retired officers to return to duty and urging those nearing retirement to stay on.
Updated to include a reference the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and entitlement to the national minimum wage.
Enhanced to include information on the emergency measures introduced by the Government to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Updated to include information about recovery of pensions auto-enrolment contributions under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to infectious diseases.