Near the end of week seven of the lockdown, Max Winthrop navigates HR professionals through the ongoing workforce challenges that employers are facing as well as those on the horizon.
Employers want more clarity on when and how their employees should return to work after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's address to the nation yesterday.
Updated to include information on EHRC guidance on pregnancy and maternity during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Jo Broadbent, counsel knowledge lawyer, discusses what constitutes "work" under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and explores some common tricky scenarios relating to work during furlough.
Nearly a quarter of employees in the UK have been furloughed, according to figures from HM Revenue & Customs.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was created at such speed that it created many unanswered questions. The government has addressed many of these each time it releases a new iteration of the guidance. But, as Daniel Barnett examines, there is still an unclear issue.
Laura Conway, senior associate at Wedlake Bell, and Victoria Lewis, chief executive at byrne-dean training, explore employee engagement during the coronavirus pandemic from a legal and practical point of view.
Enhanced to provide further information on lay-off and short-time working, including the contractual right, where express consent is necessary, the consequences if consent is not obtained, the operation of the contract during lay-off, and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme/Furlough leave.