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May 2020

Making redundancies during Covid-19

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The further extension of the job retention scheme could open up employers to legal action if they make people redundant while it is still running.
There are obviously some situations such as closure where redundancies may be necessary, however, you would need to be able to evidence that you have considered furlough as an alternative and why this wasnt a viable solution.
If however you do need to make redundancies, make sure you follow a full process, this can be done whilst employees are furloughed.

Covid-19 Update

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The Goverments new track and trace system starts today. For employees who have been notified by the NHS that they have been in contact with someone who has COVID19 and they are required to self isolate for 14 days, they are entitled to statutory sick pay (SSP) from day1 subject to eligibility. Call us now 01422 822842.

Codid-19 Update

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Question.

Can employers enforce their staff to take annual leave during a period of Furlough?
Answer. Yes. However employers must give twice as much notice as the period of leave to be taken. For example one weeks holiday to be taken requires two weeks notice. Employers must pay holiday pay at 100 per cent wages/salary. Employers, call the experts now on 01422 822842 for further information.

Covid-19 Update for employers

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Are you an employer starting to think about bringing your employees back into work? Apply these 3 steps.

1. Is it essential?
2. Is it safe?
3. Is it mutually agreed.

People are naturally going to be apprehensive about their return to work, so clear and sound direction and reassurance from business owners and Managers is fundamental. Risk assess, issue guidance, talk to your employees, offer PPE where necessary, apply the 2M rules, carry out one to ones with your staff. For subscribed health and safety clients, talk to your Consultant, let the experts guide you, here to help. For unsubscribed clients, and if you need H&S support, talk to Johanna 01422 822842. Johannam@elcons.co.uk professional support just when you need it!👍🙌

Covid-19 Update

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Employers, if your current regime is working, stick with it. Continue to minimise any risk. If it’s not working and you want employees to return to work, ensure you risk assess, and your working environment is safe, with all precautions and maintaining the 2 M apart rule. If you cannot meet this then generally it is not safe to have your staff in work. Please contact your Elcons health and safety advisors for further guidance. If you meet any resistance from your employees regarding returning to work please phone our specialist team for advice. 01422 822842.