Posted by Gemma Ospedale, Partner
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Matt Hancock has said he would consider making it a legal requirement for all staff to be able to work from home. This is unlikely to happen as it would be too restrictive for the economy. Yet as workplaces are starting to open up again, employers report staff wanting to retain some flexibility they had in lockdown.
James Medhurst explains what you need to know about today’s (31 July) change to statutory redundancy and notice pay.
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.
While care must be taken when using sickness as a redundancy selection criterion, press reports suggesting that this is unlawful are overstated.
With 4 in 10 employees anxious about returning to the workplace, employers should be taking steps now to implement a safe return to work for their employees.
Being made redundant can be a very challenging time. But what is the best approach to take? Signing a settlement agreement may be the best option for you, however there are a few thing that you need to know first.
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.
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.
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.