Posted by Gemma Ospedale, Partner
Employment legal update #42 | February 2021
Our Employment & HR team brings its monthly review of new legislation, guidance and case law.
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As lockdown eases, the government has announced that from 1 August shielding guidance in England will be paused (although this will continue in Wales until at least 16 August). Gemma Ospedale explains the key information employers need to consider.
In this third and final part of our “Returning to work” series, we examine the pros and cons of working from home and issues employers need to consider if staff continue to work from home on a longer term basis.
The Government has today (26 June 2020) issued a Treasury Direction concerning the new flexible furlough scheme which comes into force on 1 July 2020.
In this second part of our return to work series, we examine some of the issues which employers may experience in asking people to return to work and risks of which they need to be aware.
Employers across the UK are thinking about how to get staff back to work safely, and part of that plan might include taking temperature checks of employees before they enter the office. But what are the legal implications of this apparently simple process?
With approximately 8.4m jobs furloughed, roughly ¼ of the total jobs in the UK, and 1m employers furloughing, costing the Government £15b, it was inevitable that some changes would have to be brought into the furlough scheme. However, the announcements on Friday are less draconian than many had feared.
Recently, the Chancellor made a further Treasury Direction in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.