View from the Chamber – Thursday October 7

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Chamber events will help members navigate the new normal of working life.

As furlough is now at an end, and restrictions lifted across the majority of workplaces, many of those who had been working from home will be making the transition back to the office, at least for some of their working week.

Is it a case of going back to ‘business as usual’? Not for many businesses. The pandemic and the sudden changes in working practice that happened overnight have accelerated what was often predicted as a major change to working flexibly, whether in terms of time, location or both.

A lot of employment issues are now bubbling to the surface as we return to our normal workplaces in ever greater numbers.

That’s why Lochaber Chamber of Commerce is hosting a member event with employment law specialists from Harper Macleod’s Inverness office – Employment Law in the Covid world.

They’ll look at the employment law impacts of COVID 19 as businesses look to deal with the legal aspects of working in a post COVID 19 world.

Members are encouraged to join us on Tuesday October 26 to look at key issues including:

Workplace testing
Vaccination status – what can you ask/what can you require?
No jab/no job – What rules can an employer put in place?
What are the likely patterns in working and their various issues
Back to the office
Home/hybrid working
How to deal effectively with a flexible working request

You can find details about all upcoming events and how to join your local Chamber of Commerce at or call us on 01397 705765.