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Managing Staff Absence Effectively & Legally

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We look at the issues arising from both short-term and long-term absences and the steps employers can take to manage staff absence effectively and legally. In the UK, the total economic cost of sickness absence, lost productivity through worklessness, and health-related productivity losses, are estimated to be over £100bn annually. Incapacity for work is generally understood to mean

Online Isolation Notes for Coronavirus Launched

Coronavirus & Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) | Key Questions for Employers Answered

The UK government have today launched a new online isolation note service to enable people with symptoms of coronavirus or those living with someone who has symptoms, and so cannot work, to provide their employers with evidence they have been advised to self-isolate. The government says the notes can be accessed through the NHS website and NHS 111

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