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The latest work-related advice regarding coronavirus/COVID-19. Obviously, advice changes quickly and we advise all readers to read the latest articles or listen back to the latest webinars for the most up to date information. Please take appropriate legal and other advice before taking action.

The latest work-related advice regarding coronavirus/COVID-19. Obviously, advice changes quickly and we advise all readers to read the latest articles or listen back to the latest webinars for the most up to date information. Please take appropriate legal and other advice before taking action.

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Disciplinary Issues During Remote Working – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How do I handle it NI on 15/09/2020 For September 2020 we have asked the Employment Team at Tughans to provide practical answers to unusual, sensitive or complex work, related queries. We call this “how do I handle it?”. The articles are aimed at HR professionals and other managers who may need to deal from time to time with the le...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Data Protection Update

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 10/09/2020 In this webinar recording, Anna Flanagan, Senior Associate at Pinsent Masons joined us to discuss the following topics: Update from Regulators and enforcement action during/after the pandemic Working from home: risks associated with employee behaviour, employee monitoring, managing supplier contra...
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Redundancy - 10 Considerations for a Fair Process

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 09/09/2020 Ciara Fulton, Jones Cassidy Brett Solicitors, outlines 10 key considerations that employers should take into account to ensure their redundancy process is fair and reasonable. Click here to view the article [PDF]
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New Issues in Opening Our Schools Safely

Posted in: Cassidy's Comments on 26/08/2020 One of the things we have become accustomed to during the lockdown and particularly during the gradual easing of restrictions has been the intense media/public scrutiny of measures implemented by government and public bodies. Schools will no doubt be aware of this pressure as they carefully put in ...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
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‘Lockdown’ Your Recruitment Strategy

Posted in: HR Updates on 06/08/2020 COVID-19 has forced an abrupt shift to remote and new ways of work and organisational agility is critical for survival. In response, organisations have adopted flexible and collaborative approaches to survive this pandemic and keep their business moving forward. Before COVID-19, the last five years...
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Recruitment and Selection Coronavirus/Covid-19
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I’m not coming back to the office, thank you!

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/08/2020 Last month I wrote about the ‘reluctant returners’; those employees who held serious reservations about returning to the office in the midst of the current global pandemic. But there are many staff among them who are quite comfortable staying at home and have reaped many benefits by doing so. Longe...
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A-Typical Working Policies and Procedures Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Is there a minimum period for which employees must be furloughed under the “flexible furlough scheme”?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A NI on 04/08/2020 Prior to 1 July 2020, employees had to be furloughed for a minimum period of three consecutive weeks. However, from 1 July 2020, the flexible furlough scheme commenced which enables employers to pick and choose when employees are on furlough and when they are working. Therefore, there is currently...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Can we make our employees wear face masks when in the office?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A NI on 04/08/2020 Public Health NI strongly advises individuals to think about wearing a face covering in particular circumstances, such as short periods in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not possible. It is anticipated that face masks could become compulsory in shops in Northern Ireland from 20 August 2...
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Health and Safety Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Employees Returning from Spain - Q&A

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 31/07/2020 You will no doubt have heard that from 25 July 2020 anyone returning from Spain (including the Islands) will be required to self-isolate for 14 days in order to limit the spread of Coronavirus. The Government suddenly introduced this requirement on less than a day’s notice. Therefore, many UK trave...
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Coronavirus Employment Update 10/7/2020

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 10/07/2020 Furlough Payments and NoticeThis helpful update from Jones Cassidy Brett provides some clarity as to whether payments claimed by employers under the Job Retention Scheme can be used towards notice payments. https://www.jcbsolicitors.co.uk/latest-news/furlough-and-notice/ NI Jobs Outlook 'Heading B...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19