What is emergency volunteering leave?

A new statutory right to take emergency volunteer leave (EVL) is detailed in the Coronavirus Act 2020 creating a temporary new form of unpaid leave. Employees and workers can elect to take temporary leave from work, to volunteer for health and social care sectors...

Given that we will have less pupils after the Easter holidays, can we postpone the start date or withdraw any offers of employment we have made to staff we were expecting to start work with us?

Where the employee has accepted a job offer and the start date has been agreed, as this will be a term of the contract the school will only be able to change the start date with the employee’s agreement, otherwise it would be in breach of contract. A new recruit...