Employers, Don't Let Corona Virus Become The New ME

Our Plea: Employers, don’t let Corona Virus become the new ME! Prior to Walker v Northumberland County Council [1995] IRLR 35, managers were often sceptical about sickness absence attributed to a “bad back”.  After the Walker case “Stress” became the new bad back, then we had “yuppie flu” which of course was ME or Chronic…

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Protecting Your Mental Health During COVID-19 Lockdown

These are difficult times, so how do you protect your mental health during COVID-19 lockdown!  We’ve written a guide for employers and employees to help you to crush the impact of COVID-19 lockdown. We’re managing employees and their employment during a pandemic that has had a huge impact on people’s lives and routine in an…

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Furlough Questions and Answer Document

We’ve produced this Furlough Questions & Answer document to help employers to work through the questions they may have relating to Furlough leave. Furlough Leave is the Governments response to the Coronavirus pandemic – COVID-19 to give a lifeline to British companies that may otherwise need to close.  The Government have encouraged businesses to provide…

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Furlough Your Questions Answered

There are lots of myths and legend about Coronavirus (COVID-19).  In an attempt to simplify things we’ve prepared a Question and Answer on Furlough. From 20th March 2020, the Government announced a series of measures to assist businesses and their employees during the current COVID-19 pandemic. At this stage we are limited on detail, but…

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Coronavirus and Homeworking An Employers Guide

We’re living in unprecedented times.  On the one hand it’s a time for a creative approach, trialling and testing new ways of working in preparation for lock down or self isolation.  On the other hand we have a UK in panic and disarray.  We’ve therefore decided to develop an employers guide to help you during…

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