Employment and HR (COVID19)

Distilled and relevant guidance for voluntary and community organisations managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will endeavour to keep our information on HR and Employment up to date during this time however we have provided links below to the key and authoritative sources of information, such as the Government and other organisations on the impact of the Coronavirus:

Employer guidance on a range of matters, including dealing with the impact of coronavirus is available on the Labour Relations Agency Website:

NICVA's articles on various employment matters arising from the impact of Coronavirus are below. These articles are intended as guidance only. All government guidance should be followed at all times.  HMRC guidance on the job retention scheme is being regularly updated so we recommend that employers review this at regular intervals to keep as up to date as possible with the most recent guidance available. 

 

Updates

HR mentoring support for small charities – CIPD offer to NICVA members

Navigating through the workplace and people challenges caused by Covid-19 can be difficult.  This is particularly the case for small charities – many of whom have either a limited or no HR function.  

Practical Considerations for Returning to Premises

As many voluntary and community organisations begin to make important preparations for reopening offices and community facilities, NICVA have arranged a series of seminars to help prepare for that return.

6 HR considerations when returning to premises

Alex Hastings, NICVA's HR manager, gives us a few things to consider in terms of human resources as we return to premises and work. Below are 6 HR take-aways from the Return to Premises webinar on 22 July 2020.

Risk assessment - returning to work safely

Many organisations are now preparing to return to work safely. It is essential that risk assessments are carried out not only for your building but for your projects/work that you do. This article provides some templates as well as helpful advice.

Planning for Flexible Furlough

With detailed guidance from the Government expected on Friday 12 June about the 'flexible furlough scheme ' from July, the CIPD have produced a helpful checklist for planning for the changes as they come in. 

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from June onwards

On 29 May 2020 the Chancellor announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which contained some key dates relating to furloughing workers as outlined below. 

LRA Supporting mental health in the workplace webinar resources

On 27 May The Labour Relations Agency (LRA) delivered their first online webinar as part of NICVA's webinar series.

Your Questions to Government and Latest Answers - Update

NICVA has been gathering and seeking answers to the questions you have been posing to Government in the current Covid-19 emergency.  Read the latest answers here.

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme portal now available

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme was one of the first support measures announced by the Government and the HMRC online claims portal is now live.

Equality Commission allows flexibility for annual monitoring returns

Due to the current disruptions resulting from the impact of COVID19 on our workplaces and working practices, the Equality Commission is asking that employers submit the annual monitoring return when it is practicable to do so. 

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Alex Hastings

Human Resources Manager

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