As the number of those infected with the coronavirus continues to increase, we have listed the varied support that HR-inform can offer subscribers in order to manage this issue in the workplace.
Employers are able to claim up to two weeks of SSP payments for staff on sick leave as a result of the coronavirus from 26 May 2020. Read more here
The government have also outlined that the NHS Test and Trace system, to identify individuals who may have been exposed to the virus, is now live. Read more here
Mandatory self-quarantine rules have been introduced for those coming to the UK from overseas. Read more here.
- Detailed employment law section on managing coronavirus issues at work, which is checked and updated daily.
- Model letters and policies that subscribers can use in response to the outbreak.
- Dedicated employment law section on the payment of statutory sick pay.
- Detailed guidance on time off for dependants .
- Informed 'how to' guide and checklist on managing reservist employees.
- In a situation where a business needs to close as a result of the virus, subscribers can refer to our detailed lay-off and redundancy sections.
- New 'how to' guide on homeworking and model homeworking agreement.
- Due to the outbreak, rules on right to work checks for foreign workers have been changed. Read more here.
- An article on managing staff during Ramadan and the coronavirus crisis.
- Read about how the coronavirus has impacted upon modern slavery statements here.
- 'How to' guide on reopening the workplace
- Training provision on managing redundancy
- NEW - Information Commissioner's Office guidance for testing in compliance with Data Protection Law
Letters to assist key workers
- Letter from key worker to school asking for their children to be permitted ongoing education
- Letter for key worker to produce when asked for reason to travel
April changes to employment law
Although coronavirus remains a significant issue, it is important to remember that April has brought a number of changes to employment law as part of the Good Work Plan, in particular the laws surrounding employment contracts, agency workers and holiday pay calculations. Statutory rates have also increased. The site maintains detailed sections that provide up-to-date commentary on appropriate procedures in these areas.