COVID-19  – How to get back up and running.

COVID-19 – How to get back up and running.

For your FREE COVID-19 Risk Assessment Contact Us. The article below has been written as a guide to help you explore some of the things that employers are required to consider about making their premises ready and helping employees back to work Preparing your...
What can I be doing to help my business during COVID-19?

What can I be doing to help my business during COVID-19?

Think AHEAD — This can be a moment for strategic and long-term planning. Examples include: Update your business plan: budgets, timelines, risk plans, and other planning documents so that you know what your business looks like now and how you can grow it once the...
COVID-19 FAQ for Employers

COVID-19 FAQ for Employers

Can an employer rotate which employees are furloughed during the coronavirus crisis?  Guidance published by HM Revenue and Customs on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme states that the minimum period an employee can be furloughed for is three weeks. Therefore, it...
Employee has contact with coronavirus sufferer what do I do?

Employee has contact with coronavirus sufferer what do I do?

Employee has contact with coronavirus sufferer   Protecting the workforce If an employee does not have the symptoms associated with coronavirus, but has been in recent contact with an infected person, the employer should check guidance from the relevant public...
Employment Contracts are a requirement from April 2020

Employment Contracts are a requirement from April 2020

FROM APRIL 2020 ALL EMPLOYEES HAVE THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE THEIR TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO COMMENCING WORK In April 2020 a new law will be introduced; the extension of the right to provide a written statement of terms and conditions to all...
Brexit and what you need to do next

Brexit and what you need to do next

This weeks Blog will take you through the Settlement Scheme for EEA nationals currently working and wishing to remain in the UK   To be able to make informed workforce planning decisions, it is important that organisations understand how Brexit will affect EEA...
FAQ’s

FAQ’s

Does it matter if an employee’s written statement of terms and conditions of employment is out of date? Section 38 of the Employment Act 2002 allows any employee who is successful in one of the statutory claims listed in sch.5 to the Act (which include unfair...
The Works Christmas Party

The Works Christmas Party

How does the annual works Christmas party impact on the employer and employees? Welcome to Westcountry HR’s November blog…..  Firstly, forgive us for mentioning the word ‘Christmas’ so early in November. But our first word of advice is to prepare yourselves for the...

Mental Health in the workplace.

How does it impact on the employer and your employees Here at Westcountry  HR we are keen to keep you up to date with current thinking in the complex world of employment advice. We are seeing a rising number of employees signed off work with non-physical...
FAQ’s

FAQ’s

FAQ’S AUGUST When does overtime have to be included in holiday pay? Holiday pay must be calculated on the basis of the employee’s normal pay. Where an employee normally works overtime, this should be included in the calculation of their holiday pay. Overtime...