New Coronavirus Fines introduced for Employers

30th Sep 2020
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New regulations were introduced on 28th September 2020 where employers can be fined for letting employees work when the employees should be self-isolating due to Coronavirus. The fines for employers, that range from £1,000 to £10,000, are established under The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020.

Where an employee tests positive for Coronavirus or are residing with a person that has tested positive, the employee is required by law to self-isolate for the current recommended isolation period. Employees under current legislation must advise their employer if they are required to self-isolate and the start and end dates for the period of isolation.

Fines are applicable to employers who are aware that an employee must self-isolate due to Coronavirus but permit the employee to attend work where the employee is not working from home. The fine amounts range from £1,000, £2,000, £4,000, and £10,000 depending on the amount of fixed penalty notices that are issued. Find out more

BrightPay are running a series of hugely popular webinars to help ensure accountants are kept up-to-date with the latest changes. The latest webinar is ‘The New Job Support Scheme Explained’ and runs on Wednesday 18th November.

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In this webinar we look at what you need to know about the new Job Support Scheme, including which employees are eligible, how the scheme is actioned through payroll and the key downfalls of the scheme. We will also explore the rise in redundancies and the new changes regarding statutory redundancy and notice pay for furloughed employees.

This webinar covers:

  • Everything you need to know about the Job Support Scheme
  • Which employers and employees are eligible
  • How to operate the Job Support Scheme
  • BrightPay’s Job Support Scheme functionality
  • Key pitfalls of the Job Support Scheme
  • Redundancy changes for furloughed employees
  • How to keep in touch with employees on reduced hours 

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