As lockdown eases and restrictions are lifted, it is time for businesses to carefully consider the management of the return to the office to ensure that the transition occurs as safely and smoothly as possible.
Given the wide array of legal issues that can arise for employers and the rapidly evolving landscape, it is important to seek advice to ensure compliance with any legislation in place.
All employers should consider the health, safety and well being of their workforce . Consulting and engaging with employees to assess and monitor how they are feeling about returning to the office will be a key part of the process and will demonstrate that your business considers their safety first. The health and safety guidance includes a guide for employers which covers many of the questions that arise in relation to implementing safe working practices during the pandemic and specifically assessing and managing the risks of returning to the office.
Many businesses are currently considering a permanent move to hybrid working which would see employees split their working time between the office and home working. Now is the time to consider the longer terms plans for your business and ways in which you can offer your workforce more flexibility in how they do their job whilst also ensuring that the business needs are met. Use the ‘flexible working requests’ and ‘contract variation’ links below to help with putting these arrangements on a formal footing.
Certain topics, such as vaccinations and testing are evolving areas of law and practice. The REC is closely monitoring developments in these areas, and we will update these sections as and when changes occur to ensure that you have to most up to date information.
The links below contain practical guidance, information and template documents. These resources will help to ensure that you are well informed to compliantly deal with he challenges ahead.
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