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Acas has published a process map for employers who are having to consider making redundancies due to coronavirus. The interactive tool has been designed to help employers better understand redundancy processes, required steps and good practice when e... Read More

From 1 August 2020 onwards, it is intended that the shielding programme will be paused in England so clinically extremely vulnerable people will no longer be advised to shield. From an employment perspective, this means that, if they cannot work... Read More

The government has produced guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed in England understand how to work safely on their return to work during the coronavirus pandemic. The so-called “COVID-19 Secure” guidance currently c... Read More

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published guidance for employers on workplace testing during the coronavirus pandemic. It covers the extent to which employers can carry out tests on staff on their return to work to see if they h... Read More

The Maternity Allowance, Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay, Statutory Shared Parental Pay and Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (Normal Weekly Earnings etc.) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 came into... Read More

The government has published sector-specific guidance for employers in England on social distancing in the workplace during coronavirus (COVID-19).  The guidance covers how social distancing and other measures might be implemented by employers t... Read More

The government has published new guidance on what it has now called the “Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme”. This scheme will repay small employers the current rate of statutory sick pay (SSP) that they pay to employees for per... Read More

The government has issued a bulletin providing advice for employers regarding compliance with the National Minimum Wage (NMW) framework, particularly with regard to the effect under that framework of pay advances and loans to workers, in the context... Read More

Employees who are unable to work for more than seven days because of coronavirus (COVID-19) can now obtain an “isolation note” through a new online service. The new isolation note, which can be used by employees as evidence of their coron... Read More

Acas has published updated guidance for employers and employees on the coronavirus (COVID-19). The guidance now covers: social distancing and vulnerable people self-isolation and sick pay what to do if the employer needs to close the workplace... Read More

Firstly, the Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) Regulations 2020 have amended the Statutory Sick Pay (General) Regulations 1982, to include, in the definition of persons deemed incapable of work for the purposes of SSP entitlement,... Read More

Public Health England has published new guidance specifically for employers and businesses on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The government says that the new guidance will assist employers and businesses in providing advice to staff on: the nov... Read More