Following lockdown and the “new normal” (remote) way of working, levels of alcohol consumption have been rising across the country. As the issue of alcohol and/or drug misuse is likely to become more prevalent due to employers’ reduced contact with and visibility of their staff (given remote working), the fear of a second coronavirus wave and Christmas approaching, Sarah’s article sets out some key points to remember when navigating this difficult area.Read More
As the date for the end of shielding restrictions moves closer, Sarah Lee discusses how employers should manage their return to the workplaceRead More
Holiday season is often challenging for employers, who have to juggle business needs with employees’ holiday and childcare requests. But this year is likely to even more difficult, as you factor in furlough, quarantine and travel corridors amongst other issues…Read More
Since our last article about “Flexible Furlough” the Government has published a third Treasury Direction, modifying the previous Directions of 15th April and 20th May 2020 and building on and clarifying the existing Government guidance on Flexible Furlough.
Heyma Holmes and Sarah Lee discuss possibly the final changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme and explain what exactly flexible furlough isRead More
On 28 May 2020, the Government launched the new Test and Traces service. Sarah Lee and Emma Weedy explain how the service will help businesses begin to return to the 'normal' way of workingRead More