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Govt must act to strengthen NHS Test and Trace ahead of new school year

Scientists have warned that current testing and contact tracing is inadequate to prevent a second wave of coronavirus when schools in the UK reopen.

Can employees refuse to return to the workplace after the lockdown ends?

Frightened workers self-isolating to protect vulnerable loved ones shouldn’t be punished, says @UNISON  The government must do more to protect key workers threatened with dismissal or put on unpaid leave if they’re off work self-isolating because of vulnerable relatives, says UNISON today (Wednesday).   

Can employees be made redundant while on furlough?

In response to the challenges faced by thousands of employers because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Government set up the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The Scheme is aimed at helping employers retain staff during this period where some business may have had to close entirely or operate according to a much-reduced demand.

Confused about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or what being on Furlough means?

@Kate1Palmer @peninsula_uk shares some advice on the #Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and what being on #Furlough means. Recently, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a package of support to help employers survive the coronavirus lockdown and continue to pay their staff. The Chancellor said any employer in the UK would be eligible for the coronavirus job retention scheme and that Government grants will cover 80% of the salary of furloughed workers up to a total of £2,500 a month.

New flexible furlough guidance

Late Friday evening, the UK Government released guidance on the flexible furlough scheme and how employers should calculate claims, Kate Palmer, Associate Director of Advisory at global employment law consultancy, Peninsula gives her insights below:

Coronavirus: Five things to consider before making staff redundant

#Coronavirus: Five things to consider before making staff redundant – advice by @Kate1Palmer @peninsula_uk

Surge in calls regarding redundancies and returning to work as employers plan their next steps

@Peninsula_UK sees a surge in calls to their #HR advice line regarding #furlough redundancies and returning to work as employers plan their next steps  Over the past few days, global employment law consultancy, Peninsula, has seen a 17% increase in calls from business owners seeking advice on redundancies and preparing for a return back to the office, as their mind-set moves from crisis management to planning.

Peninsula sees calls to HR advice line increase 20% over Coronavirus concerns

@peninsula_uk seen 20% increase in calls to 24-hour HR advice line about  #CoronaVirus #Covid-19 Global employment law consultancy, Peninsula, has seen a 20% increase in calls to its 24-hour HR advice line, as UK employers call in asking for urgent advice on how best to manage and prepare their workplace for COVID-19. 

Catering for a diverse workforce can be critical in both attracting and retaining key #talent

#EthicalVeganism is a philosophical belief, tribunal says Ethical veganism is a philosophical belief and should be protected by law, an employment tribunal has ruled.

Six rules all employers should follow during the office Christmas party season!

For some businesses, the annual office Christmas party can become a breeding ground for embarrassing and poorly judged decisions, which, in the worst cases, can result in a person's demotion or them being fired.

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