Furlough

Top 10 Covid-related claims employers could face in 2021

The Government’s furlough scheme, large-scale redundancies, safe working concerns and the rise of flexible working will have a big impact...

Top 10 HR questions November 2020: furlough, sponsor licences

3 Dec 2020

The extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which was due to close at the end of October, means that...

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Extended furlough schemes: the issues HR needs to know about

25 Nov 2020

The extended furlough scheme has already been the subject of revised government guidance and a subsequent Treasury Direction. XpertHR consultant...

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A fifth of disabled workers had work from home requests turned down during pandemic

23 Nov 2020

One in five disabled employees has had their request to work from home, be furloughed or redeployed during the pandemic...

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How to localise engagement during lockdown

17 Nov 2020

Many organisations with distributed workforces have struggled to keep messaging and communications consistent during a series of lockdowns. Digital platforms...

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Notice periods no longer covered by furlough

13 Nov 2020

HM Treasury has confirmed that statutory and contractual notice periods will not be covered by the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme...

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Bank holidays: six things employers need to know

12 Nov 2020

Updated guidance in light of how employers should handle bank holidays for furloughed staff, and an additional public holiday in 2022...

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Full furlough guidance published: notice periods under review

11 Nov 2020

The government has now published its official guidance for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which has been extended until 31...

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Employment law: Seven key tasks for HR in 2021

11 Nov 2020

2020 was the year that HR was required to react to the unexpected, but it’s now time to plan for...

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Furlough extension: practical implications for HR

10 Nov 2020

Following the announcement that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be in place until March 2021 and will cover 80%...

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Job losses reach record high despite summer reopenings

10 Nov 2020

Redundancies hit a new record high in the late summer and early autumn despite the easing of lockdown measures, new...

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Gender pay gap reporting: the implications of furlough

10 Nov 2020

Furlough has the potential to skew an organisation’s gender pay gap significantly. Madeleine Mould looks at what it means for...

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Mims Davies: Extended furlough won’t affect youth employment push

9 Nov 2020

Furlough's extension will not affect government plans to get young people back into jobs, employment minister Mims Davies tells Personnel Today.

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Pandora pays staff in full despite pandemic restrictions

9 Nov 2020

Pandora, the world’s biggest jewellery retailer, has said it will continue to pay its staff in full despite widespread store...

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Three in 10 planning job cuts before 2021

9 Nov 2020

Three in 10 employers were planning redundacies in the final quarter of this year, according to research undertaken before the...

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