01 / 07 / 2020
Every day brings news of more redundancies in both large and small firms. It’s timely to consider what to bear in mind when consulting with employees who are on furlough. During the consultation process, you will have to talk to your employees and send them documents.
24 / 06 / 2020
The pandemic has not just cost billions, it’s fundamentally changed the way we do business and that inevitably has an impact on resourcing. Over the last week or two, I have spent about 80% of my time discussing and planning restructures and redundancies with clients and the remaining 20% supporting clients who have already started redundancy consultations.
17 / 06 / 2020
Late on Friday 12th June the Government published updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The requirement for an employee to remain on furlough for three weeks is being removed from 1 July. This means that from 1st July employees will be able to work for some days (or part days) and be furloughed for others.
10 / 06 / 2020
Business is slowly getting going again after the lockdown period. Employers must now ensure that their staff can work safely. A client sent me an email from a firm of solicitors headed: If A Staff Member Catches Covid-19 Employers Could Face Jail!
03 / 06 / 2020
Many people shy away from being uncomfortable and respond to the challenge of the new and possibly difficult by becoming fearful and stressed. You might think that’s quite a sensible and normal response, but in fact it’s the opposite. Many of us systematically underestimate our resilience in challenging situations.