Employer & employee relations
Our advice on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and our guidance on how employers should respond in the UK and internationally.
Various measures introduced to combat the coronavirus outbreak, including the furlough scheme, the current rollout of the vaccination programme and the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, raise numerous issues for businesses. We have prepared a comprehensive set of FAQs for employers setting out guidance on all the main questions we are being asked. We will keep these Q&As updated in light of the rapidly changing situation and new government advice.
For the latest international guidance, visit the Ius Laboris Covid-19 hub.
If you have further questions, or if you would like our support with your policy stance or any specific situation related to coronavirus, please do get in touch.
Coronavirus vaccination - FAQs for employers07 April 2022
On 21 February the government launched its “Living with Covid” strategy”. As a result of this, many of the Covid measures in England have changed significantly with implications for employers wishing to adopt a particular stance on vaccination.
Coronavirus – FAQs on staffing decisions throughout the pandemic14 March 2022
Coronavirus – FAQs on managing safe work throughout the pandemic14 March 2022
Workforce testing – FAQs for employers14 March 2022
Furloughing employees - FAQs for employers on the coronavirus job retention scheme25 February 2022
The furlough scheme is due to end on 30 September 2021, with employer contributions gradually increasing from July onwards. These FAQs cover all aspects of how the scheme operates.
Staffing decisions when reopening workplaces - flowchart25 February 2022
We have updated our flowchart to help employers decide which employees should attend their workplace.
Sickness absence and sick pay during the Covid-19 pandemic - FAQs for employers25 February 2022
Using the NHS Covid pass for staff25 February 2022
The NHS Covid pass offers businesses an easy way of discovering an individual’s Covid status but there are legal issues to consider first. This insight considers the key data protection and equalities issues raised by using the pass for staff.