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Guidance for employers on the coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme
Please see our latest blog for guidance for employers. HM Revenue and Customs have released guidance on how to claim for wage costs through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme....
Government Job Retention Scheme: Furlough Leave (As We Understand It on Monday 23 March)
Please see our latest blog for guidance for employers. Please note that this note was produced on Monday 23 March and is likely to become out dated with ever...
Temporary Homeworking Policy
In response to the current Coronavirus pandemic crisis and Government guidance, our employees may find themselves needing to work from home. At this stage, we are unable to determine...
Employees on the wrong side of the law
If you are an employer and become aware that an employee is suspected of, or worse has been found guilty of, committing a criminal offence, what are your options? ...
How do you create a diverse board?
In acknowledgement of International Women’s Day on 8th March 2020, here at View HR we have been looking into recent reports on the topic of diversity on boards.  According...
Coronavirus – Employer FAQs
What can I do to help prevent the potential spread of Coronavirus in the workplace? The World Health Organisation have issued guidance setting out basic protective measures, which is...
Good Work Plan – Impact on Employment Legislation
The Good Work Plan is the output from the Taylor Review into modern working practices. The Review was concluded in spring 2018 and, after 4 consultations, the Good Work...
New guidance on non-disclosure agreements
Non-disclosure agreements have received quite a bit of negative media attention in recent months, largely thanks to examples of their use in cases of sexual misconduct, most famously in...
Jack’s Law & Supporting Bereaved Parents
In recent weeks there has been media coverage of the introduction of new legislation known as “Jack’s Law”, which introduces a statutory right to parental bereavement leave for up...
Did you know that the May Day Bank Holiday has moved for 2020?
Did you know that this year, the May Day public holiday which usually falls on the first Monday in May is being moved back to Friday 8th May, to...
New Statutory Rates
The Government has published the proposed statutory rates for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP), Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) and Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP), which come into...
Sexual harassment and harassment at work
On 15 January 2020, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (“EHRC”) issued new guidance setting out the law and best practice on the prevention of workplace sexual harassment and...
Frequently Asked Questions:  IR35
On 6th April 2020, the rules relating to off-payroll working for, known as IR35, are changing.  At the moment the legislation applies only to the public sector, however, from...
Is it discriminatory to require my employees to follow a dress code?
We have compiled a list of top tips for implementing a dress code policy without being discriminatory (inadvertently or otherwise):
Do all of your employees have employment contracts?
A question we are often asked here at View HR is “Do I really have to issue my staff with an employment contract?”.  Technically, the answer to this is...
Employment Tribunal Countdown of 2019
Here is the View HR team’s countdown of some of this year’s more interesting cases in England and Wales, and our exploration of their potential implications for employers.
Spreading Christmas cheer far and wide
The majority of businesses are set to do something nice for their employees over Christmas, but is the office party the best choice? Today, employees are challenging their employers...
How to achieve a healthy work-life balance
Whilst achieving a successful career is one of the top priorities for workers in the UK, it’s also important to find a balance between work and life outside of...
Applying for settled status
The EU Settlement Scheme is a Home Office initiative designed to provide EU citizens and their families currently living and working in the UK with a route to remain...
Diversity and inclusion in your business
Diversity and inclusion are very broad concepts that cover so many aspects of who we are, what we do, how we do it and why. Discussing HR’s impact on...
Boosting Morale in the Workplace
“True motivation comes from achievement, personal development, job satisfaction, and recognition”- Fredrick Herzberg 1. Reward For many of us, we find satisfaction in our work through being recognised for...
Will you be switching off this summer holiday?
We are in the midst of the school holidays where many take annual leave to go away and catch some sun with friends and family. Despite being the most...
The impact of an HR framework on your operational effectiveness
HR Frameworks are not the most exciting thing to think or talk about for anyone within a business. So why then are we writing an article about it? Well...
The ageing generation and the impact on the workforce
Considering the growing demographic of elderly people in society, it’s become more apparent to me that as employers we need to be looking at how we can support employees...