Business Advice Directory

More than 12,000 ready-to-use business solutions.
Search all advice in the Business Advice Directory

Featured advice

CORONAVIRUS - FIRST AID

First aid implications of coronavirus

As businesses reopen but with coronavirus continuing to be a threat, what changes might you need to make to your first aid arrangements? And what instruction should you provide to your first aiders?

CORONAVIRUS - FURLOUGH

Can furloughed employees be made redundant?

You might have furloughed members of staff or be planning on doing so. Where an employee has been furloughed can you make them redundant during or after their furlough period?

CORONAVIRUS - GUIDANCE

The next steps to safety

New government guidance details the road to recovery that must be followed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. What’s to know?

HOLIDAYS

Compelling workers to take holiday

Workers accrue holiday during furlough and some holiday rights can now be carried over for up to two years. Can you compel staff to take accrued holiday during furlough?

CORONAVIRUS - ENFORCEMENT

The HSE’s stance on social distancing

If you’re wondering what the consequences might be if you don’t try that hard to enforce coronavirus rules, the HSE has given clarification. What do you need to know?

CORONAVIRUS - PAY

Test and trace - a right to full pay?

The government has launched its test and trace scheme to help stop the spread of coronavirus. If one of your employees is contacted by the service and advised to self-isolate for 14 days, are they entitled to receive full pay?

CORONAVIRUS

A Plan for Jobs - what does it mean?

To spur the UK’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, the Chancellor presented his “Plan for Jobs” to Parliament on 8 July 2020. What are the key employment points?

CORONAVIRUS - HEALTH AND SAFETY

Shielding measures paused from 1 August 2020

The government’s shielding programme for the clinically extremely vulnerable will be paused in England from 1 August 2020. What is the impact on shielding employees?

CORONAVIRUS - FLEXIBLE WORKING

Dealing with post-lockdown flexible working requests

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in large numbers of normally office-based employees working from home. When offices do re-open, it’s likely to result in an increase in flexible working requests. Can you still say no?

CORONAVIRUS - HOLIDAYS

When isn’t it reasonably practicable to take annual leave?

There seems to be a misunderstanding amongst many workers (and some employers) that they now have a right to carry over any untaken annual leave for up to two years thanks to coronavirus. This isn’t quite true. What’s the actual legal position?

SICKNESS ABSENCE

Postnatal depression after maternity leave

According to the NHS, postnatal depression affects over one in ten women and can start at any time in the first year after giving birth. What’s the legal position if an employee due back from maternity leave fails to return because she has postnatal depression?