Section 44 – what if my employees refuse to return to work?

We ask employment solicitor, Matthew Chandler, what employers should do if staff won’t return to work because of coronavirus concerns. Last Sunday (10 May), Boris Johnson announced that some employees would be returning to work this week. The divisive move has...

New bounce back loans to bail out small firms

The Government has announced another loan scheme to get emergency credit into the hands of very small businesses. The Bounce Back Loans (BBL)  scheme will give small firms access to underwritten loans worth up to 25% of turnover, up to a maximum £50,000, within 24...

Ramadan in the workplace: top tips for employers

For many Muslims, Ramadan is a period of religious observance, which includes fasting from sunrise to sunset. Ashok Kanani provides a four-point checklist for employers on how to support employees observing religious festivals. The Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins...