At first, Health and Safety and Employment Law may not seem connected. But they do have one major factor in common. They are both about people. Making the workplace a safe place for people is paramount. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that employers are responsible for making sure that all their…
Since the beginning of lockdown, my colleagues and I have continued to visit construction projects around the country providing advice; not only on the steps to prevent the spread of Covid-19 but also to counter the usual health and safety risks that pay no regard to the virus.
Information published by the CIPD last week, may help to explain what the Furlough Scheme will look like after 1st July. There are some areas which need further clarification by the Government, and we are hoping to see this over the next week.
The clock is well and truly running down towards the December deadline for a trade deal between the UK and the European Union – leaving three million EU citizens living in this country in limbo.
As if we haven’t got enough to think about with managing our COVID-19 issues, many of our customers are now concerned about their EU employees, as there are several areas that need to be considered.
Last weekend marked the third anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy. Whilst Covid-19 has delayed the inquiry, it is due to resume next month.
…and how are your employees?
At the beginning of the lockdown period I read a great many articles warning of the perils to mental health that lay ahead, and whilst I appreciated that it might cause some distress to those people living alone or in circumstances that might not be described as comfortable, I have to admit I wasn’t too worried.
Latest reforms to the Furlough scheme have now been released by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak. Here are the headline points announced at his press conference on Friday 29th May:
On Sunday 10th May, the Prime Minister advised those of us who cannot work from home to return to our workplaces. Advice was given to employers on how to protect workers from Covid-19 and we were instructed to remain alert.
A recent study in the Guardian found that out of 800 people currently living with mental illness, 80% felt their condition had worsened due to the impact of COVID-19 and 28% said it was much worse.
There is no doubt that sub-contracting has a significant part to play in the economy of certain industries, like construction, transportation and consultancy.