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Stephens Scown - Employment News
Posted on: July 16th 2020


Emerging from lockdown

As the UK eases lockdown and businesses start to reopen, there are some key points that employers will need to consider as they make their workplaces Covid-19 safe.

There have been various changes implemented this month, which we cover in the articles in this newsletter. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, for example, which now includes flexible furlough and updated guidance in regards to shielding workers. Data privacy is also a hot topic at the moment, following businesses being asked to participate in the Trace and Track initiative.

We've been keeping abreast of the changes throughout this period of lockdown. For the full catalogue of our articles, please feel free to visit our Covid-19 Insights Hub.

 

How have lockdown rules changed?

This month has seen a whole host of changes to the lockdown rules; certain businesses have been allowed to reopen, flexible furlough has been introduced and the guidance around shielding has been updated. This article covers those changes.

Click here for more > https://www.stephens-scown.co.uk/employment/changes-to-lockdown-rules-and-shielding-info-for-employers/

 

Flexible Furlough - what you need to know

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme went into a new stage on the 1st of July as flexible furlough arrangements were introduced. In this article we cover recent changes to the scheme which employers should be aware of.

Find out more > https://www.stephens-scown.co.uk/employment/flexible-furlough-what-do-you-need-to-know/

 

Restructures and Redundancies

The Coronavirus pandemic has put pressure on a lot of businesses, causing many to consider redundancies or restructure. We help employers to face this situation and come up with a plan that both protects the company and keeps the employees' wellbeing in mind.

It is very important with redundancies that you get the process right to avoid claims. Details of the support we can offer with restructuring and redundancies is available here. For tips on how to manage the process, please read our article linked below or watch our YouTube video here.

Find out more > https://www.stephens-scown.co.uk/employment/restructures-and-redundancies/

 

Coming out of lockdown - business guide

This is a challenging time. Our legal advisors have been on hand, helping businesses with practical ways forward. In this guide, experts from across our legal teams offer suggestions on how to get back to business safely and successfully.

Find out more > https://www.stephens-scown.co.uk/money/business-guide-coming-out-of-lockdown-key-issues/

 

Temperature testing - how to protect data

What are the privacy implications of testing employees for Covid-19? With health information being Special Category data, it's important for employers to understand their legal obligations. This article looks at how businesses can stay compliant.

Find out more > https://www.stephens-scown.co.uk/employment/coronavirus-temperature-testing-privacy-concerns/

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