With the changing status of COVID-19 in the UK and internationally, the business community is facing many urgent and unique challenges, including day-to-day operations, IT, workplace wellbeing, premise issues and trying to maintain business as usual.
This is the time to reassess and adjust business continuity plans and ensure that your crisis management plans are in place and robust. A well developed business continuity plan can help with the effective management of issues, minimise the impact on your business and ensure the wellbeing of your staff and future.
Furloughing employees - FAQs for employers on the coronavirus job retention scheme10 July 2020
The furlough scheme ends on 31 October 2020, with employers starting to contribute from August and a new flexible furlough option from July.
Coronavirus Act 2020 – employment law measures26 March 2020
The Coronavirus Act 2020, which has now been enacted, introduces a new form of unpaid statutory leave for volunteers along with powers to establish a compensation scheme. It also makes changes to statutory sick pay (SSP) rules and indicates that the new job retention scheme for employers will be implemented by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
Gender pay gap reporting cancelled due to coronavirus24 March 2020
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the requirement for employers with 250 or more employees to publish gender pay gap reports has been suspended for this year.
Furloughing employees – what does it mean for employers?22 March 2020
The government has announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to provide UK employers with support for paying wages of staff who would otherwise have been laid off as a result of Coronavirus.
Coronavirus – how can employers plan ahead?16 March 2020
The coronavirus pandemic may require employers to contemplate radical measures over the coming months. How should they be planning forwards from an employment law perspective?
Sports Q&A - What should we consider before cancelling a sports event due to Covid-19?05 March 2020
With the number of cases of Coronavirus continuing to climb, the sports industry is starting to feel the impact. A number of sporting events, such as the Chinese Grand Prix, World Athletics Indoor Championships and Serie A football matches, have been cancelled or postponed. Our Q&A this month sets out some top tips for what you should be thinking about if you're in the unfortunate position of having to consider cancelling an event.
What does Coronavirus mean for the events industry?03 March 2020
With the number of cases of Coronavirus (known officially as “COVID-19”) continuing to climb, the entertainment industry is starting to feel the impact. A number of musicians have cancelled or postponed concerts in the worst-affected regions, and sporting events including the Chinese Grand Prix and World Athletics Indoor Championships have also been postponed.