Helping to mitigate the impact on your business and guiding you through the difficult employment decisions you are having to make!
In these unprecedented times, what are the employment law implications for businesses?
Organisations across the UK are having to respond to fast-moving situations as they happen, with some difficult decisions being made. Understanding how employment law affects these decisions will be crucial.
The Coronavirus: Employment Law Considerations Online Course will provide you with expert guidance and advice on the latest Government support, your options and how best to adapt your business for now and the future.
**Please note: access to the course will not be granted until payment has been made**
Five comprehensive and fully online modules to help you navigate the challenges of employment law during this unforeseen and unprecedented time, and ensure your business can thrive for the future.
Let us help you make the best decisions for your organisation, including:
- Examine your options regarding reducing the wage bill
- Explore the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in practice
- Assess the impact of Covid-19 on sickness absence management and ways of working, and understanding your duty of care
- Consider what long-term changes you can make to protect your organisation for the future
- Discuss what the ‘new normal’ and future of work might be.
- Module 1
Adjusting to uncertain circumstances: reducing your wage bill
- Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
- Temporary reduction in pay and benefits
- Unpaid leave
- Ending contracts of non-employed staff
- Using annual leave
- Short-term lay-offs
- Module 2
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in practice
- Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – objectives and key principles
- Who can be furloughed?
- Short-term workforce planning
- What is recoverable?
- Tax and pension implications
- Interaction with annual leave
- Obtaining consent
- Interaction with redundancy consultation
- HMRC portal
- Directors’ duties during furlough
- Module 3
Sickness and absence management, changing ways of working and duty of care
- Changes to SSP
- Employee entitlements
- Evidence of self- isolation
- Time off for family and dependants
- Zero-hour contracts and agency staff
- Working from home policies
- Monitoring performance and productivity
- Caring responsibilities and flexible working
- Employer responsibility and duty of care
- At risk groups
- Supporting staff mental health and wellbeing
- Module 4
Making long-term changes - resilience and sustainability
- Leadership and difficult decision-making
- Reviewing staffing levels
- Making lawful redundancies and employee rights
- Making changes to employee terms and conditions
- Suppliers and outsourcing
- Module 5
Future implications on businesses and ways of working
- Coronavirus and business transformation
- Remote working and communications
- Impact on pending employment law changes
- Updating business continuity plans for the future