The Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme has been launched as a result of the pandemic, which has led to extremely difficult trading conditions on an unrecognisable scale for a huge variety of businesses large and small across the UK. Mandatory closures have been implemented in many sectors. Last Friday saw the Covid-19 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme announced and now, a week later, we have more detail about the Scheme and how it will operate.
It is essential that employers obtain expert employment law advice about how to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and, if they are wanting to furlough employees under the Scheme, how to do so fairly. You may also benefit from advice upon how to implement the Scheme and we can provide you with template letters.
To summarise the Covid-19 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme:-
Employers will have lots of questions about the circumstances that may apply to different employees and circumstances such as:
Contact the Hibberts employment law team to quickly obtain answers to those questions from an employment law specialist before you rush to furlough staff and place your business at risk.
If you have questions about any of these matters contact Hibberts solicitors and see how we can assist you and your business. Finally, it is vital that you keep up to date with the latest information and advice as this is a very fluid situation which is changing daily.
Should you or your business require employment law advice at this difficult time then please don’t hesitate to contact us. For more information, visit us at Employment Law