On 11 May 2020 the Government published “Our Plan to Rebuild: the UK Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy” (the Recovery Strategy). The Recovery Strategy sets out the Government’s roadmap for a phased exit from the lockdown restrictions in England.
Following publication of its COVID-19 Recovery Strategy, the Government has published COVID-19 Secure Guidelines setting out the health and safety measures to be adopted in different types of workplaces. In this briefing, we highlight the core objectives for office-based employers.
The COVID 19 Job Retention Scheme (Scheme) is designed to support employers retain employees in the face of the considerable challenges presented by the global coronavirus crisis. In this briefing, we consider what the latest guidance means for employers who wish to furlough employees and apply for funding under the Scheme.
Whilst the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has occupied much of the limelight in the HR world over the past few weeks, a number of other employment law changes have been introduced in response to the pandemic.
In this article, we consider five key issues for employers to consider as we emerge from a strict lockdown into a changed working world.