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Returning to work in the coronavirus world: Part 3 – Working from Home

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Working from home

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.

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New guidance on flexible furlough issued

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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.

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Flexible Furlough – what you need to know about the updated Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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John Nevin from our Employment team explains what has changed with the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and gives some practical guidance for employers to consider.

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Returning to work in the coronavirus world: Part 2 – Staff

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Returning to work in the coronavirus world

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.

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Don’t miss the June 10 deadline for furlough swapping benefit

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The furlough scheme has been extended until the end of October but, in its current form, will end on 30 June, after which no new employees will be accepted.

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Employee hot spots: can you take the temperature of your staff?

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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?

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What are the latest changes to the UK furlough scheme?

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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.

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Key changes to the Job Retention Scheme

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Recently, the Chancellor made a further Treasury Direction in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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Returning to work in the coronavirus world: Part 1 – Workplace

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Part 1: Work stations and premises

Now that the Government has relaxed some of the lockdown restrictions and advised that people may, under certain circumstances, return to work, there are a number of issues about which employers need to think carefully to ensure the workplace is suitable and appropriate for a return of employees and workers bearing in mind social distancing and the need to protect health. In this first of a three-part series, we look at what needs to be done in the workstation and premises to ensure health and safety is protected.

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The furlough scheme and paid leave – 8 things employers need to know

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The Government has published guidance on workers’ entitlement to holiday and holiday pay whilst furloughed.

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The Government’s coronavirus safety guidance: 5 takeaways for employers

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Our Employment & HR team brings you the salient points from this week’s key Government updates: guidance on working safely during the coronavirus pandemic and the much-anticipated extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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Negotiating the employment law issues in the government’s Safe Return to Work guidance

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson will update the country on Sunday about his plans to ease some of the current lockdown measures. But what do we know so far about the government’s intentions to get employees back to work?

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