The Government has published new guidance on how businesses can claim the Job Retention Bonus, a package worth a reported £9 billion. The bonus will operate alongside the newly announced Job Support Scheme (JSS), a significant part of Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Winter Economy Plan, and is designed to encourage employers to retain as many employees who have been on furlough as possible.
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Mental Health Awareness Week comes to an end on Sunday, with this year's theme is "kindness". With the trials and tribulations that the Coronavirus outbreak has brought, employers and employees are encouraged to think carefully about how they take steps to promote mental wellbeing.
One important area of employment law is the requirement for employers to perform right-to-work checks. If an employee or worker does not have the right to work then it will be illegal for them to be employed. This is an area which is most pertinent in the agriculture sector, which is largely dependent on foreign labour to deal with seasonal demands. Now, the government has relaxed the rules in this area due to the Coronavirus.
One important, but often overlooked, area of employment law is the requirement for employers to perform right to work checks to ensure they have a right to work in the UK. In light of the C-19 outbreak right to work checks have been temporarily adjusted. This is to make it easier for employers to carry them out.
With the rising number of UK Coronavirus cases, the question of eligibility for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) is an important one for many employers and employees.