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The Latest on Furlough Leave

Latest on Furlough Leave

The Latest on Furlough Leave

The deadline for putting an employee on furlough leave has now passed.

So, unless an employee is:

  • currently furloughed
  • has previously been furloughed
  • is returning from Statutory Maternity or Paternity Leave

you will now not be able to put them on furlough leave.

Flexible Furloughing

Flexible furloughing will be introduced on 1 July 2020.

This means that employers will be able to furlough employees for part of their normal working hours rather than having to furlough them for all of their hours.

On top of this, the minimum period that an employee can be furloughed will be reduced from 3 weeks to 1 week.

The government has said that further guidance on flexible furloughing and how employers should calculate claims will be published on 12 June 2020.

Kerseys Solicitors Employment Law specialists are on hand to advise you further.

Please contact us at [email protected] or alternatively telephone Ipswich 01473 213311 or Colchester 01206 584584, where will be happy to arrange a telephone call or virtual online meeting with you to support you and your business.

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