Coronavirus (Covid-19): Beyond furlough – Job retention bonus scheme

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What do we already know? We updated you in our July and August Newsletter Coronavirus (COVID-19): Beyond furlough – A plan for jobs that the Government has introduced several measures designed to assist the economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Job Retention Bonus scheme. What’s new? We update you on further…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – All things furlough (again!)

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What do we already know? As explained in our April Newsletter All Things Furlough – FAQS and what we know so far, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (‘CJRS’) has been a temporary scheme funded by the Government to create an alternative to implementing redundancies, lay-offs, unpaid leave or other measures employers might otherwise need to…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Beyond furlough; ‘A Plan for Jobs’

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On 8 July 2020 the Government introduced “A Plan for Jobs” (see here).  This included several measures designed to assist the economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst we await written guidance and specific detail on the schemes (which is due to be announced by the end of July), we’ve highlighted below some…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – All things furlough (again!)

definition of furlough
What do we already know? As explained in our April Newsletter All Things Furlough – FAQS and what we know so far the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (‘CJRS’) is a temporary scheme funded by the Government to create an alternative to implementing redundancies, lay-offs, unpaid leave or other measures employers might otherwise need to instigate…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): ACAS guidance on disciplinaries and grievances

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ACAS has issued guidance for employers on handling disciplinary and grievance processes during the Coronavirus pandemic (available here). The guidance confirms that employees can still raise a grievance or be subject to a disciplinary whilst they are working from home, following social distancing in the workplace, or on furlough. However, employers must consider if they…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – All things furlough

definition of furlough
As explained in our April Newsletter All Things Furlough – FAQS and what we know so far the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (‘CJRS’) is a temporary scheme created as an alternative to implementing redundancies, lay-offs, unpaid leave or other measures employers might otherwise need to instigate during the current crisis. When does the Furlough scheme…
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Government reforms (1):  Coronavirus (COVID-19): All things Furlough – update to FAQs

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At the risk of (over-) loading you with more Coronavirus information, we thought it would helpful to add to our FAQs on its implications for the workplace. We updated you in our April Newsletter All Things Furlough – FAQS and what we know so far on the information we had available to date.  The Government…
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All Things Furlough – FAQS and what we know so far…

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It is hard to imagine that less than a month ago hardly any of us had heard of the word ‘furlough’. Now it is part of our everyday language. In this we look at what we know so far about this new type of special paid leave and address the common questions that employers are…
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Updates to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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Our Menzies Law Guide to All Things Furlough went out to you on Thursday with the caveat that Government guidelines on furlough were changing rapidly.  Just to prove it, the Government has today updated (or clarified) some aspects of its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) as follows: You can re-hire and furlough anyone CHANGED: (this…
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The Menzies Law Guide to All things Furlough

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FAQ’s and what we know so far… By Anne-Marie Boyle and Luke Menzies This is a long blog post and rather more dry than our usual fayre.  But we think you will forgive us, in view of the importance of the topic and our wish to share the following information with you all.  It is hard…
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