Reply To: I have loaded up a few HR questions people are battling with: (1) Are there any changes to employment law during this period or leniencies for employers? (2) Do you still have to honour redundancy clauses (from their contract) in full e.g. 3-month notice period? (3) If you are looking to reduce everybody’s hours, do you have to follow a normal restructure process? What if somebody doesn’t agree/isn’t interested? (4) Can you force someone to take their annual leave during their notice period? (5) How do you offer unpaid leave?

Further to question 3) Hopefully your employment clauses state that you as an employer can make changes to hours of work, though you still need to act fairly and reasonably when you do so e.g take them through a change process.