Quick Guide: Bringing Employees Back to Work

    View Author August 2020

    As of 1 August the shielding programme has been paused and employers have been given more discretion on how they can ensure employees can work safely. Whereas previously the official guidance was essentially that people should work from home as far as possible, the government is (somewhat tentatively) now encouraging employees to start bringing their employees physically back to the workplace, provided of course that it complies with the COVID-19 secure guidelines.

    However, whether employees can be brought back to work and how they should be paid if they refuse will depend upon various factors. To assist employers in navigating these issues, we have put together this quick guide.