Coronavirus Job Retention Grant Scheme Flexible Furlough Leave Update

The Government has announced that workers who were on Furlough Leave before the 10th June 2020, can return to work on a Part Time/Reduced hours basis from the 1st July.

  • It is up to Employers to decide what hours should be worked, as long as they would fall within Employees normal hours of work.
  • Staff will get paid 100% of their normal hourly rate of pay for the hours that they work.
  • Employers will be able to claim 80% of the difference between the part time worked hours, and the workers contracted hours, through the Job Retention Grant.
  • Employers will need to get an updated "Flexible Furlough" Agreement signed. This would probably be signed by the worker on the day they start their part time/reduced hours. A copy can be found on our website.
  • The original Furlough Leave Agreement stated that workers could be recalled at short notice. As long as Employers provide "reasonable" advance notice, and the part time hours are during the workers normal hours, the Employer is within their rights to make this request.

Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 16:01 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Coronavirus, HR, Legal