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Understanding what lay off and short time working means

Many businesses are suffering from the spread of coronavirus and considering what options are available to them to manage their workforce during this turbulent time. Clare Thomas, Solicitor at Bowcock and Pursaill says one option is to lay off employees or put them on short time working. Here is her advice:

Article by: Clare Thomas, Solicitor - Bowcock & Pursaill | Published: 30 March 2020

Top tips to motivate yourself and team working from home

Ian Cowley, Managing Director from Cartridge Save, shares his top tips for keeping you and your team motivated when working from home: One of the best ways to keep yourself motivated is to create a schedule so you know exactly what time you’re starting work and what tasks need to be completed...

Article by: Ian Cowley, Managing Director - Cartridge Save | Published: 29 March 2020

Managing A Remote Workforce on Global Scale During Coronavirus

What if this is the opportunity for remote work without geographical borders? Persons could be employed across the globe. This would address unemployment, add to skills development and positively “disrupt” traditional employment models.

Article by: Sherisa Rajah and Wesley Fletcher, Attorneys - Fasken | Published: 27 March 2020

Top homeworking tips from a veteran homeworker

I may have 20 years of home working experience but I recognise for many this is the exception rather than the rule. Here are some very practical tips I have found help in making it a stress free, effective, experience.

Article by: Dominic Irvine, Epiphanies LLP | Published: 26 March 2020

Dealing with increases of stress and anxiety of homeworkers

With a government directive to work from home where possible due to Coronavirus, many companies are asking their staff to do this for the first time. The practicality and reality of working from home can cause stress and anxiety, so employers should consider providing support for their mental health during this unprecendented time.

Article by: Brett Hill, Distribution Director - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 25 March 2020

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Prepare now – what you need to know about IR35 and the tax implications

Although the government announced a delay to the introduction on 17 March 2020 (due to Covid-19), it’s still important for HR departments to understand the implications and the options available and for HR contractors to understand their options.

Article by: By Jonathan Amponsah CTA FCCA, - The Tax Guys | Published: 24 March 2020

IR 35 – How should employers prepare for these changes?

The issue for the government is whether an individual is contracted to provide services as an employee or as a self-employed individual. If the person is seen as an employee then they have to pay income tax and National Insurance Contributions in the normal way. If on the facts and the contract the individual is self-employed then IR 35 is applicable.

Article by: Jane Crosby - Hart Brown Solicitors | Published: 23 March 2020

COVID-19 crisis: how to prepare staff for job cuts

As the coronavirus emergency shows no signs of slowing, the long-term impact on the economy, especially small businesses and startups, is beginning to take shape. For some, it could mean trimming their workforce. Here are some expert tips on the appropriate measures to handle this unfortunate eventuality.

Article by: Caroline Gleeson, CEO and co-founder - Occupop | Published: 22 March 2020

What does workplace health support mean now?

There is a huge chasm between what businesses think they offer compared to what employees think they have access to. 70% of employers believe they provide good access to programmes that support health and wellness, but less than a quarter of employees think the same. These statistics build a disconcerting picture.

Article by: Damian Lenihan, Executive Director - Aetna International | Published: 20 March 2020