Furlough: Urgent clarification sought from the Government on outstanding areas of conflict


The Employment Lawyers Association Covid-19 Working Party has published a paper urging the Government to clarify, as a matter of urgency, the areas of conflict identified within the current versions of the guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

Following the recent guidance, a number of questions remain outstanding and new ones have arisen in relation to:

  1. Collective redundancies.

  2. Annual Leave.

  3. Obtaining adequate consent to vary the employment contract.

  4. Protection against redundancies, dismissals and failure to provide work under zero hours contracts.

The link has a good summary of the issues: https://www.elaweb.org.uk/content/job-retention-scheme-updated-paper-22-april-2020


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