Our latest survey on sickness absence shows a slight upward turn in absence rates, but with the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it may be that 2020 will be something of an anomaly when it comes to sickness absence metrics.
Is there a maximum temperature beyond which employees are not expected to work? Should employers relax their dress codes when temperatures are high? Can employees request annual leave at short notice? XpertHR has a range of resources to help HR manage employment issues that may arise during hot weather.
Employers are being asked to "play their part" in the NHS test and trace service by encouraging workers to comply with requests to self-isolate and to support them while they are in isolation. Jo Broadbent, Counsel Knowledge Lawyer at Hogan Lovells, explores some of the legal and practical issues for employers of the test and trace service.
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