COVID-19 rule change | How does the six-person limit impact businesses?

Following a spike in coronavirus cases, the government has announced that it will be revising physical distancing rules, limiting the number of people who can meet socially from 30 to six. Get your FREE consultation The ban on large gatherings, which will come into effect from Monday, aims to prevent a second wave. At the […]

Safely reopening your school | 5 lessons we can learn from Europe

Pupils starting the new school year will no doubt find the learning environment very different to how they left it back in March. COVID-19 has introduced a new and largely unknown risk to the workplace, and like other settings, schools have spent months implementing heightened health and safety measures to reduce the risk of infection. […]

Dealing with staff absence on reopening your school

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 19 August 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

Redundancy | Can you ask employees to INTERVIEW for their role?

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Before making an employee redundant, employers must make a genuine and concerted effort to find them suitable alternative employment within the organisation. But if such a role is available and there is more than one potential candidate in the mix, how should applications be considered? Get your FREE consultation Redundancies are never far from the […]

Panic at the posts | How schools can address parents’ safety concerns

As schools across the country take cautious steps into the unknown, opinion remains divided as to whether it is safe and indeed practical to bring pupils and teachers back to the classroom. Despite being given the green light by the government, reports have suggested highly variable levels of attendance in the first week of reopenings, […]

COVID-19 school closures | Exploring employers’ options

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 7 April 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

Coronavirus | Employment and health and safety FAQs

All you need to know about how your business can take appropriate risk control measures in the face of coronavirus (COVID-19). The implications of the virus on businesses and their employees are far-reaching and changing quickly. The following FAQ, which will be continually updated as new guidance is made available, provides you with a one-stop-shop […]

Fake news? | 5 common health and safety myths busted

Ever heard that health and safety law bans sandals in the office? Or that Christmas lights are no longer allowed in the workplace? Well, as Donald Trump would say, it’s fake news. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 is often misquoted by the media to give the impression that workers can’t do […]