JK of London asks if furloughed staff can take paid work with another company. The guidance is silent, although it specifies that employees who already have more than one employer can continue working for one while on furlough from another. “Our view is this should be permitted (and, indeed, would allow furloughed employees to support in the national effort),” says Wilson. “However, the contract with their current employer might contain restrictions on outside activities.” … [Read more...] about If you’re on furlough, can you be asked to ‘volunteer’ to help staff at work?
Half a week’s pay for each full year you were under 22, One week’s pay for each full year you were 22 or older, but under 41, One and half week’s pay for each full year you were 41 or older. There should be a period of collective consultation as well as time for individual ones if your employer wants to make 20 or more employees redundant within 90 days or each other. … [Read more...] about 10 things to know if you’ve been furloughed including when you’ll be paid and if you can work another job
The body’s first immune response to the virus is a rush of antibodies called immunoglobulin M, or IgM, but these fade away after a few weeks. About a month after the infection starts, the first wave of antibodies are replaced by a more enduring variety, IgG, which it is hoped will protect people for many months and possibly years. It is these that most tests look for. … [Read more...] about Blood sample shortage holding up UK work on antibody tests
'I think the public may be slightly puzzled as to why what looks like a generous payment of this nature has been made without first doing a bit more research into what the actual costs are,' he said. … [Read more...] about MPs’ office expenses are hiked by £10,000 to cover ‘costs of working from home’ during coronavirus crisis
She added that Health Service staff would be encouraged and supported by 'the presence of so many wonderful volunteers'. The duchess was speaking as she returned to work after two weeks of self-isolation following her husband Prince Charles's positive test for Covid-19. … [Read more...] about Duchess of Cornwall celebrates coming out of self-isolation after 14 days by sharing a revealing ‘shelfie’ photograph showing the contents of her study as she works from home