Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice for UK Employers
This page contains up to date guidance documents for HR teams and employers, alongside relevant commentary on the emerging situation concerning the Coronavirus pandemic in the United Kingdom. 

This information has been put together by our team of experienced employment lawyers and is available, free to download, for everyone. 
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Guidance Documents for HR

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LAY OFFS &
SHORT TIME WORKING
Answers to the common questions surrounding lay offs and short time working. Download below. 
WORKING
FROM HOME
Who can WFH? Will it be a variation of contract? Answers below.
Plus some additional considerations
for employers asking their workforce to work from home. 
ABSENCE
MANAGEMENT
What if an employee triggers your Absence Management Policy as a result of being infected or self-isolating in accordance with government guidance? Here's our guide.
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STATUTORY SICK PAY
Answers to the common
questions surrounding SSP.
SSP ENTITLEMENT
ONE-PAGE GUIDE
A quick reference guide to entitlement to SSP (and contractual company sick pay if relevant).
SELF ISOLATION
What should you pay an employee
who is in either enforced
or self-isolation? 
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NOTIFYING EMPLOYEES
TO TAKE HOLIDAY
Our advice on requiring employees to take holiday to manage operational challenges
DEPENDENTS
LEAVE
Advice from our employment law
team about time off fo
dependents during the
Covid-19 pandemic. 
REDUNDANCY
GUIDANCE
An overview of the key issues employers need to consider when contemplating collective redundancies as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus emergency.
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COLLECTIVE
CONSULTATION GUIDANCE

In what circumstances does the law require employers to consult? Answers to this and more in this guide. 

COLLECTIVE
CONSULTATION
Does the present situation avoid
the need to collectively consult? 
COLLECTIVE
AGREEMENT TEMPLATE
A template for collective agreement in respect of furloughed working, Please download and use in your business! 
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PERFORMANCE
GUIDE
Our guidance on managing
performance within your teams
during the outbreak. 
EMERGENCY
VOLUNTEERING LEAVE

What is emergency volunteering

leave and who does it apply to? 

CHANGING
EMPLOYEE TERMS
Advice on making changes to
your employees’ jobs,
work locations, hours or pay.
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MANAGING
EXISTING PROCEEDINGS

Our advice on what to do with those pre-pandemic cases, that Covid-19 may now have an impact on. 

CASE STUDY: STAFF
MEMBER REFUSING TO ATTEND WORK

How to manage a staff member who is not sick, not high risk but insists that it is not safe to attend work.

CARRY OVER
OF HOLIDAY

Workers are able to carry over up to 4 weeks leave into the next 2 years. When and who does this right apply to? 

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FURLOUGH LEAVE GUIDANCE

FURLOUGH
LEAVE
Pending further details from the Government this note sets out what we know thus far.
FURLOUGHED LEAVE
TEMPLATE LETTER
A template letter for you to download and use within your organisation.
FURLOUGH
LEAVE FAQ's

This document deals with some frequently asked questions that arise out of the new guidance. 

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FURLOUGH LEAVE
1 PAGE GUIDE

In what circumstances can an employer place an employee on Furlough Leave? Use this one page guide to help. 

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FURLOUGH &
HOLIDAY LEAVE

Can you have

both at the same time? 

FURLOUGH LEAVE
Q&A WEBINAR

We recently held a Q&A webinar for our clients on Furlough Leave. Here is the full recording if its helpful.

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Returning Employees to Furlough Them

The government has issued new guidance, stating that employees that have been made redundant, and/or have left the business for other reasons on or after 28th February, can be re-hired by the employer and placed on Furlough leave.

We’ve had lots of questions from our clients as to whether employers have to do that, and should they do it? There are some legal and moral considerations, here’s Ab and Chris discussing the topic.

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