COVID-19 impact on Employment Documents

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What does this involve?

COVID-19 has had an impact on the way that we live our lives and it is likely to have had an impact on the way that businesses manage staff. HR consultant to Business Gateway, Alison Bell, provides guidance on the temporary changes employers should consider making to employment documentation.

COVID-19 has not changed employment law but the impact of the virus means that employers will find it helpful to review and update policies such as:

  • working from home
  • managing sickness absence
  • holidays
  • data protection

In addition to these employers should review their contracts of employment to ensure that they offer flexibility in the event of further restrictions being imposed. This article covers:

  • documentation that employers should have in place
  • the changes an employer should consider making to the Sickness Absence Policy
  • the changes required to a standard Working from Home Policy
  • additional detail that may need to be added to Holiday Policies 

Am I eligible?

Yes – the information is for all businesses in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Any business based in Scotland.

How long does this take?

Allow 5 minutes to read this article.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website to read this article.

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