Post-furlough whistleblowing claims

As the country emerges from Covid-lockdown restrictions, there’s been an increase in discussion about furlough fraud and the government’s robust approach to dealing with this. The most common types of fraud are likely to be: requiring an employee to work… Read on

Furlough abuse explained

In March 2020, the government introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). This enabled businesses to keep employees on the payroll, rather than make them redundant due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The scheme allows any full-time employee… Read on

Covid hygiene in the workplace

As an employer you have a duty of care to your staff and third parties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and under common law. This includes taking reasonable steps to protect your workers and others from… Read on

COVID-19: advice for employers

We are receiving a large number of enquires relating to the coronavirus outbreak. Below is some of the advice we are providing. If you would like us to draw up policy guidelines for your business, or if you are dealing… Read on

Emergency volunteering leave

Important new volunteering rights for workers Apart from changing the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) scheme, the Coronavirus Act 2020 has introduced an important new right to emergency volunteering leave for workers. At the time of writing (2 April 2020) the… Read on