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Managing employee expenses and benefits during the pandemic

HMRC has produced guidance on taxable expenses and benefits paid to employees because of coronavirus, and how to report them. Here are some of the key points. Living accommodation If your employee is working at a permanent workplace If you&rsq...


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Employers face raft of disability discrimination claims amid COVID-19 crisis

With recent changes to the requirements of lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, employers will be faced with a new raft of decisions to make to ensure the protection of both employer and employee. However, for some businesses it may still be we...


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Back to the office after lockdown – but do employees want to return?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that those who are unable to work from home should now be encouraged to go back to work, so it seems we are on the – albeit slow – road to the return to the office. But, have these last few we...


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COVID-19: Changing the way we learn forever?

Pre-Coronavirus, we were already seeing a movement away from traditional instructor-led (‘classroom’) training towards digital learning, but now it seems the COVID-19 pandemic is making some permanent changes to the way organisations l...


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Law Commission recommends increased powers for Employment Tribunals

Recommendations to improve how employment law disputes are decided have been published by the Law Commission. The independent body, set up to reform the law, has reviewed the jurisdiction of Employment Tribunals and the areas where they share jur...


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Government to release guidance to get people back to work

The government is expected to release a series of papers this week that will lay out how it plans to safely and gradually restart the economy. Last week it invited businesses, trade bodies, unions and other workers representatives to offer their v...