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Responding to Coronavirus-Related Racism in the Workplace
In May 2020 it was reported that hate crime directed at south and east Asian communities increased by 21% during the Coronavirus crisis, with shocking examples of offences including...
New Flexible Furlough Scheme and Statutory Sick Pay (Track and Trace Amendments) Update
As of last week, we have some interesting amendments and changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and to the SSP process in relation to the new track and...
Employees Raising Covid-19 Safety Concerns
On Sunday 10th May 2020, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave an address to the nation, within which he said: “We now need to stress that anyone who can’t...
Holiday Entitlement during Covid 19
While it was confirmed in April that furloughed workers could themselves request to take annual leave without breaking furlough, many questions remained. Here’s some key elements as it currently...
Working Safely Guidance
During these unprecedented times, it is important for businesses to operate where it is safe to do so. One of the key messages from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speech...
The practicalities of returning to work after Lockdown
Businesses are starting to look deeper into their operations as we navigate our way through the Coronavirus pandemic. Financial and operational business continuation plans are probably taking shape. However,...
COVID-19: Guidance for employers
Never in our lifetime have employers had to deal with such a fast-changing, disruptive and stressful environment as that caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. The outbreak of coronavirus, officially...
Working from Home – Part 2
This blog is the second in our series exploring the topic of working from home during the current period of government restrictions.  Our first blog explored the topics of...
Working from Home – Part 1
The current UK government guidance in response to the Covid-19 pandemic states that “travelling for work purposes” is permitted, “but only where you cannot work from home”, and as...
Government Job Retention Scheme: Furlough Leave (As We Understand It On Monday 6th April)
Please see our latest blog for guidance for employers. Please note that this note was produced on Monday 6th April and is likely to become outdated with ever changing...
Employee Motivation and Wellbeing in Uncertain Times
The employment landscape has changed dramatically in recent weeks thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.  When the UK government began to announce restrictions that led to many businesses closing their...
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...