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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An amendment to Working Time Regulations came into force in Northern Ireland on 24 April 2020 to allow for annual leave (up to 4 weeks) not taken as a result of coronavirus, to be carried over into the next two leave years.
This article contains signposting to sources of information regarding human resources during the coronavirus outbreak, as well as practical guidance on steps to take—for example, regarding absence and leave.