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Coronavirus | Employers urged to act now

Employers urged to act now

Coronavirus has gripped the nation, dominating news headlines as panic and fears grow among employees and employers. In the UK, the disease has taken the lives of 35 people and there have been 1,372 confirmed cases to date, reported the Daily Mail, with official Government guidance recommending people to distance themselves as much as possible. However, while the UK Government has not yet instructed businesses to close their offices, employers have begun to let their employees work remotely in order to stop the spread of the virus. Despite this, legal experts are encouraging employers to act now in order to protect both their staff and business. Ipswich-based law firm Prettys, shared with Executive Grapevine that some companies have started to hold meetings virtually over the phone or...

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