When employees were first put on furlough at the end of March and beginning of April, the scheme was at that time due to run until the end of May. The scheme was then extended to the end of October but did employers then agree with their employees that in the light of that extension, the employee’s furlough leave would be similarly extended? If not, that should be urgently reviewed and the necessary consents obtained.
As we reported in our blog here, it is anticipated that the scheme as from 1 August will allow some part time working and will require a contribution from the employer but further details of those changes is awaited.
In the meantime, employers should review their initial furlough agreements with staff and seek agreement to extend as necessary.
Furlough Advice & Support Team
Edwin Coe has set up a dedicated team of specialist advisers to offer support with furlough enquiries. The implications of furlough will reach far further than the simple placing of employees on furlough and extensive and complex legal and economic issues for business will arise from it.
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