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Mandatory Vaccines & Vaccine Passports: A Winter of COVID Discontent?

COVID Vaccine

Covid-19 has created many challenges but one of the most contentious is the introduction of mandatory vaccines for Care Workers in England and vaccine passports in Scotland. Scientists have told us that the COVD-19 vaccine is very effective at preventing serious ill health and hospitalisation but that it does not prevent somebody from contracting COVID

Ending Furlough: An Urgent Call to Action for Employers

Is Furlough a Route to Redundancy?

With the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme due to end on 31 October 2020, Employers have one week to decide what to do with staff who are currently furloughed and/or flexibly furloughed. Following yesterday’s announcement by the Chancellor, HMRC has published a policy paper containing more details on the Job Support Scheme which now defines the scheme is two ways: JSS

Coronavirus & Homeworking and Travel | Key Questions for Employers Answered


As the restrictions imposed by Government as a result of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak increase, many Employers are reviewing their business continuity plans to ensure they can continue to operate. This article focuses on Homeworking and Travel and how Employers can manage the implications the Coronavirus may create. If you are

Coronavirus | Changing Employment Terms & Lay-Offs


This article focuses on Changing Employment Terms and Lay-offs and is intended to support Employers impacted by the rapid spread of the COVID-19 outbreak and who are thinking of reducing staff hours, temporarily laying staff off or making redundancies. The team at Employment Law Services (ELS) continues to work tirelessly to help support employers to

High Risk Employees and Discrimination Issues


This article focuses on High Risk Employees and Discrimination Issues and the information contained within it has been collated from a variety of reliable sources to ensure UK Employers are aware of their legal obligations and to assist them to deal with the various implications imposed by the rapid spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

Free Homeworking Policy for Employers

SME Employer Toolkit

As we have reported previously, the Coronavirus continues to spread rapidly in the UK with the latest number of confirmed cases in the UK now numbering 321, of which 298 are still active.As the outbreak continues to spread so too will the implications for Employers so we are offering a FREE Homeworking policy to anyone

Coronavirus | Employment Law & HR Implications for Employers


When business continuity is put at risk by a crisis and/or people related threats like the seemingly rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the HR issues this creates for Employers can significantly compound matters. The first priority for Employers is to consider the health and safety of employees.   During a pandemic or crisis, a business