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Q&A: Employment law and Covid-19

Steeles Law Employment Solicitor, James Conley, answers some common questions around Coronavirus and employment law. Q1. What will happen to staff holiday entitlement if they have been furloughed? In terms of accrual, comparisons are being made ...


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Apprentices are “living on borrowed time”, says Covid-19 impact survey

Training providers are making remarkable efforts during the lockdown to keep training apprentices and other learners on government skills programmes. An extraordinary 81% of current apprentices are still actively learning after providers executed...


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New COVID-19 pension guidance published

New guidance setting out how employers can meet their automatic enrolment (AE) duties as they navigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic has been published. The guidance is part of The Pensions Regulator’s package of measures to safeg...


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Apprenticeships “on the brink of collapse” after Covid-19 guidelines not implemented

Apprenticeship training providers are being forced to either close or mothball their operations, leaving thousands of apprentices across England unable to start or complete their programmes, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers has...


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Mental health must be top priority during COVID-19

Amid the growing uncertainty of Coronavirus, many employees are reporting feeling stressed. In addition to their usual work demands, the uncertainties that have come with COVID-19, such as school closures, questions around job security and health ...


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Coronavirus – sources of information

With the situation changing daily with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've listed below some useful sources of official information and guidance produced by some of the professional bodies whose credentials underpin our workplace management cur...