Coronavirus

The effect of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on employment is huge, as employees are urged to self-isolate, people are told to avoid social contact, and businesses close their doors. The Covid-19 coronavirus, Ebola, MERS, SARS, swine flu and bird flu are all examples of infectious diseases that have had a significant impact on business travel or have led to public health policies that employers need to adhere to. This category also covers other infectious diseases that have affect workplace activities in the past as employers move to protect their staff from potential infection or deal with the fallout of large scale epidemics or pandemics.

‘Emergency brake’ on minimum wage rises may be needed

1 Apr 2020

As the national living wage rate increases by more than 6%, the economic uncertainty posed by the coronavirus means the...

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Protect your vulnerable employees during isolation

1 Apr 2020

PROMOTED | These past two weeks have seen a seismic change in how organisations, employees and our nation operate, as we collectively tackle the Coronavirus.

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Unions and retailers at odds over warehouse social distancing

31 Mar 2020

Warehouse workers and delivery drivers register concerns over lack of social distancing in workplace.

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‘What has surprised me about the coronavirus crisis’

31 Mar 2020

Key speakers at a recent London conference on the Covid-19 outbreak reflect on the seismic changes in the month since the forum.

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Coronavirus: Home Office speeds up right to work checks

31 Mar 2020

Right to work checks can now be carried out using scanned or online documents.

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Businesses appoint administrators as virus closures hit high streets

31 Mar 2020

Thousands of jobs at risk as two restaurant chains and a household goods supplier enter administration.

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Managers must improve mental health support during coronavirus crisis

31 Mar 2020

Better communication needed if employee mental health is to be safeguarded during Covid-19 crisis.

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Businesses to pursue automation after coronavirus crisis

30 Mar 2020

EY's capital barometer reveals latest business thinking on automation and resilience after the Covid-19 crisis.

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Arcadia to defer pension contributions as coronavirus hits cashflow

30 Mar 2020

Arcadia Group defers pension payments to stave off Covid-19 cash crisis...

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Airline crew asked to join NHS Nightingale Hospitals initiative

30 Mar 2020

Thousands of EasyJet and Virgin employees have been asked to work at the temporary NHS hospitals.

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Financial wellbeing: why the time to act is now (webinar)

30 Mar 2020

Wednesday 29 April 2020, 2:00pm BST

So far, 2020 has been an extremely turbulent time for people’s finances. 
Although the...

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Fears raised for health and safety of construction workers during pandemic

27 Mar 2020

With much of Britain in lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, two health and safety bodies have emphasised the need...

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Employers urged to protect health and safety of pandemic home workers

27 Mar 2020

The conciliation service Acas and union body the TUC have both urged employers to protect the health and safety of...

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What you need to know about furlough

27 Mar 2020

Employment lawyer Helen Farr explores the ins and outs of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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Workers will be able to carry over annual leave for two years

27 Mar 2020

Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement this year due to the coronavirus will be...

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