Ahead of the Wednesday (10th June) cut off, all employers must ensure they have placed all of those employees and qualifying workers on furlough leave that they wish to claim JRS for.
We would also urge all employers to take the following steps:
1. Revisit your furlough leave letters – the agreed new flexible furlough working arrangement must now be confirmed in writing – do these need to be updated?
2. If you are thinking of bringing furloughed workers back to work – What does this look like? What would it mean to your business? Do you have the work to be able to sustain a return?
3. Would a 3-week rotation be better than bringing staff back full time?
4. How are businesses going to decide which employees to bring back – employers should think carefully about selection, particularly where employees are vulnerable or who have other responsibilities as schools remain for the most part closed.
To discuss any of these issues contact: Stephen McConnell, Business Services Partner Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Donal Laverty, Consulting Partner Email: email@example.com Tel: 028 9032 3466.