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Getting Your Business Ready to Return

Posted: 9th June 2020

The First Minister has said that businesses should be preparing to open.  Returns to constructing, manufacturing and many other businesses are planned during June and July (with indoor hospitality coming later).

But employers can’t necessarily get all employees back to work at the same time – especially with social distancing.  And, for most pupils, the schools won’t reopen before August.  Even then, it will be on a part time basis.  So parents might be unable to work.

From the end of July, the furlough scheme will cost employers money, which puts some further pressure on employers.

Now’s the time to start planning on how to reopen or how to expand what you’re currently doing.

Anderson Strathern’s experts in Health & Safety (Jonathan Guy) and in Employment (Andrew Brown) invite you to a Zoom seminar on Thursday 11th June 2020 at 10am where we’ll be considering:

  • Risk assessments.  What should employers be doing to measure and manage risks?
  • What happens if it goes wrong?  When are employers liable if their staff catch Covid-19?
  • What if employees refuse to return to work?
  • The 4 day week.  The First Minister has encouraged this.  What if employees don’t want to work part time?
  • What are the options if an employer has a reduced requirement for staff?

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