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Furlough extension

Bethany Parker considers the implications of the extension of the government’s employee furlough scheme

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Taxing times

With one eye on getting your business through the pandemic, it would be easy to lose sight of your tax obligations in early 2021. Adam Bernstein issues a timely reminder

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Covid: Embracing change

Mike Hale interviews Specsavers director of product Matt Stewart about how the multiple is operating in a changed healthcare and retail landscape

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In focus: Furloughing staff

Liz Stephenson, head of employment at the Association of Optometrists (AOP), tells Andrew McClean what the government’s coronavirus (Covid-19) job retention scheme means for practice owners and employees

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Employees and social media

How should businesses manage an incident where an individual has made controversial comments on social media that have a negative impact on the business?

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Workplace eye care

Andrew McClean explores how business owners are looking after their employees’ eye health and how practices can provide easy options

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Employers being aware of SAD

The gloom of winter can make it more difficult for many to get going in the mornings says Aron Wolf, but for some people it can trigger seasonal affective disorder

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Mental health monitoring

Charlotte Cooke-Vaughan gives the lowdown on four apps designed to help employees address and prevent mental ill health

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Working in a heatwave

Charlotte Cooke-Vaughan outlines essential information for employers during periods of excessively warm weather

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Paid leave entitlement

As peak holiday season approaches, Andrea London recaps the law around paid leave entitlement

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GDPR one year on

GDPR has been with us for over a year now. Ann Bevitt outlines the key aspects to look out for as enforcement is ramped up

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HR File: Wish you were here

Following a European Court of Justice ruling relating to accrued holiday, employers should take steps to protect themselves while the UK remains in the European Union, says Katherine Newman