Covid-19 - Employment law advice for business

Coronavirus: essential business guide

Our daily series of guides designed to offer practical advice to support your business.

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Discrimination by association

Unfortunately, as a result of COVID-19, many employees are finding that they are unable to work due to workplace closures and an inability to work from home.

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COVID-19: making employees redundant

The current economic climate is understandably taking its toll on many industries. While the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has eased the pressure, many employers are facing as a result of Covid-19, this is only a temporary measure and businesses will undoubtedly continue to experience its effects for months to come.

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Furloughing employees - FAQs - your questions answered

How to furlough employees is one of the most common questions we are being asked. Tina Chander and Joanne Duck from our employment law team answer the most frequently asked questions in our latest podcast.

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Confirmed changes to the coronavirus job retention scheme

As promised, Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has now provided details as to how the revised Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be implemented. These were announced on Friday, 29 May 2020.

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Coronavirus: who are key workers and what happens now?

Yesterday the government published an official guidance note for schools, colleges and local authorities. It covers who key workers are, and under what circumstances their children will continue to attend school.

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Coronavirus: briefing guide for employers

If you are unsure how to handle your employment law matters in light of coronavirus, our employment law team have produced an essential "Briefing guide to coronavirus for employers and absence options" which will give you the insight you need to see you through a variety of issues.

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Coronavirus: essential companies needing a letter of proof

Police forces across the UK have been stopping drivers to check they are making essential-only journeys and that has been causing red-tape headaches for companies.

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Coronavirus and immigration: double trouble for employers

On the day that the Government unveils its long-expected revised Immigration Bill to re-balance the immigration system and end Free Movement for EEA nationals from 2021, it faces another priority: escalating the response to COVID-19.

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Coronavirus self-isolation; what employers need to know

Public Health England (PHE) has advised that individuals who have returned from Category 1 specified countries/areas in the last 14 days should self-isolate. However, for employers, what is the legal position on allowing their employees to do so?

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Return to the workplace risk assessments

Following recent Government announcements, the time has come to consider a phased return to places of work. Obviously, given the unprecedented nature of Covid-19, such a process will be riddled with confusion for both employers and employees – how will the return to work operate?

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Coronavirus: furloughed workers and what it means for business

The Chancellor has announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, designed to help businesses that would otherwise be forced to lay off staff in the face of the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19.

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