With the latest working from home guidance and talk of a ‘circuit break’ after Christmas and into the New Year to try and combat the rapid spread of the OMICRON variant of COVID, many Employers will again be reviewing their approach to homeworking.
One of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the various levels of lockdown restrictions we have all had to endure is that homeworking has become the norm rather than the exception for many workers and the need for an effective homeworking policy has never been higher. This shift in approach to homeworking is likely to become more common in the future, whether as a full-time arrangement or as part of a hybrid working pattern.
Employers requiring a more tailored approach, a specific hybrid working policy and/or supporting amendments to contracts of employment can Contact us directly to discuss their specific needs.
Other Employers looking for a straightforward homeworking policy can simply download our FREE homeworking Policy. This policy has not been drafted to accommodate any temporary homeworking arrangements that may be in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it can be adapted if a temporary homeworking policy is required for these purposes.
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 who wants it. Simply click the image below to download your FREE Homeowrking Policy now.
For more information on the new Emergency Legislation introduced to allow the payment of statutory sick pay from the very first day an employee is sick instead of four days under the current rules AND how to cope with the various other implications Coronavirus may create for Employers, check out our other articles:
We also have 16 Essential HR Policies available for download via our website that you may be interested in.
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