Coronavirus News

Feb
09
Vac to work, Vac to play
Since the first COVID-19 vaccine outside of trials was administered in the UK on 8 December 2020, the vaccination programme has continued at pace, with 15% of the UK population having received at least one dose as of 2 February 2021. Would requiring the vaccination, of staff and/or customers, be justified and what are the legal risks?
Feb
05
A Shot in the Arm - Can Leisure and Hospitality require a vaccine to access their services?
Since the first COVID-19 vaccine outside of trials was administered in the UK on 8 December 2020, the vaccination programme has continued at pace, with 15% of the UK population having received at least one dose as of 2 February 2021.
Jan
22
The Gender Pay Gap and the impact of COVID-19
The Gender Pay Gap is the difference in the average pay of men and women across the labour market. According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2019 women were paid on average 17.9% less than men.
Jan
11
Home schooling for working parents - options for employers and employees
Working parents are yet again having to cope with juggling home schooling and working during the latest coronavirus lockdown. What options do employers and employees have? And how can employers support their employees in create a working balance?
Jan
06
Lockdown 3.0 and the Job Retention Scheme – New Year, new issues for employers
A new lockdown for England has been announced and the Job Retention Scheme (JRS#2) has been extended until 30 April 2021- Emma O’Connor, Head of Training, asks what does the new lockdown measures mean for businesses as we start 2021?
Dec
23
Surge in demand for warehouse and industrial space
Businesses moving their operations online due to the coronavirus pandemic are fuelling a surge in demand for warehousing and industrial space. 
Dec
23
Long-term impact of furlough
The Government’s furlough scheme has been extended to April 2020. How will this impact on employees and are redundancies inevitable?
Dec
10
Did you know?
For this week’s newsletter, Emma O’Connor asks: did you know
Dec
02
Are you “Zoomed out”?
Back to back video meetings are tiring – but why? Emma O’Connor asks why some are suffering from “zoom fatigue” and looks at how we can build resilience at work and improve our meeting momentum?
Nov
18
Further extension to the Job Retention Scheme until 31 April 2021 announced and – new Guidance and Treasury Direction published
A new month long lockdown for England is now in full swing and the Job Retention Scheme (JRS#2) has been extended until March 2021- Emma O’Connor asks what does the new guidance and Treasury Direction mean for employers and their employees and what does the new guidance published on 10 November 2020 mean for employers?

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