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Final call for furloughing new staff to the CJRS

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10 June is the last day on which your business can place a qualifying employee on furlough leave under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

What you should know? Important updates

If you are thinking of registering new employees to the CJRS shceme you have just 5 days left. The final date by which an employer can furlough an employee for the first time will be 10 June, in order for the current 3 week furlough period to be completed by 30 June

There have been some updates to the scheme following the treasury direction issued by the Chancellor on the 26th May.

Key elements of the scheme include;

  • Consent can now be express consent i.e. consent that is given specifically, either verbally in writing.
  • A record of the agreement (if express) must be retained until at least 30 June 2025.
  • There are specific guidelines to the kinds of study and training than an employee can do while on furlough without breaching the requirement that a furloughed employee do no work for the employer.
  • Pension scheme trustees can continue to do work for the sole purpose of fulfilling their duties
  • If SSP is being paid/due to be paid, furlough cannot begin until immediately after the end of the ‘period of incapacity for work’ for which the SSP is being paid or due to be paid. The end of the period of incapacity should be agreed by the employer and employee

For more information or to claim click here

Jennie Jahina

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Jennie Jahina

Partner

Jennie is a Partner and Head of the Employment team.  A member of the Employment Lawyers Association, Jennie has 21 years’ experience and is an accredited CEDR Mediator. She acts for private sector organisations ranging from SMEs to multi-national companies and public sector organisations.