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Holiday & Furlough – What are the rules?

Holiday & Furlough – What are the rules?

We have been asked a few times over the last 2 weeks (since the announcement that the CJRS would be extended) what are the rules relating to holidays and the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will have on holidays taken in November and December 2020. Holidays...
Should I be considering short time working beyond the 1st November?

Should I be considering short time working beyond the 1st November?

With so much talk in the media about the threat of a new national lockdown and Rishi repeating that he can’t save every job, is it any wonder that employers are asking what next beyond Furlough. If you still have staff furloughed from work under the Job...
“But I haven’t joined here to clean!”

“But I haven’t joined here to clean!”

The other week we were advising a client whose new employee had walked off and not returned citing that she hadn’t expected to be ask to do any cleaning. It makes me think about what is a reasonable management instruction. When we take a job and see the line in...
The (very) Flexible Furlough Scheme from 1st July

The (very) Flexible Furlough Scheme from 1st July

Late last night (at 9.30 p.m.) the Government updated its guidance on how to claim for wages under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1st July. As we are still in June I am first going to remind you of the actions you need to be aware of before we get to 1st...