As the government sets out its provisional timetable for “unlocking the lockdown”, businesses are once again focusing on how to reopen their workplaces – but what will the workplace look like in 2021 and beyond?
Whether you are planning to bring all your staff back to the physical workplace, introduce remote working hubs, or extend remote/flexible working on an indefinite or compulsory basis, there are a range of issues for your business to consider as you prepare.
Join us for our webinar on Thursday 18 March 2021, when we will consider the key employment, health and safety, tax and data privacy implications for businesses, including:
- The latest government guidance regarding reopening
- Your health and safety obligations – whether staff are returning to the physical workplace, working remotely or working from third-party sites, including guidance on vaccinations
- Changing terms and conditions of employment – potential pitfalls and how to avoid them
- Dealing with tricky situations, including staff who refuse to come back to the workplace when you ask, refuse to agree to remote working or want (or maybe do not) to work from home on a permanent basis, COVID-19 whistleblowers, etc.
- Data protection and privacy issues, including how to protect confidential information and addressing privacy risks in a remote working environment
- Working from home/remotely on a long-term basis – are you obliged to reimburse staff for costs incurred? If so, how much and what are the tax implications? What does it mean for salaries and allowances?
This webinar is suitable for legal and HR professionals, as well as managers.