Employment header

    In the people business, we’re all about looking after you

    Our clients trust us to protect their businesses with best practice HR and Employment advice.

    The exception to the rule when it comes to furlough

    The exception to the rule when it comes to furlough

    In our update last week, we gave the warning that 10 June was deadline day for choosing to use the furlough scheme. Whilst it is, it has now been announced that there is (of course!) going to be an exception.

    The exception is for those employees returning from a period of maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental and the (newly introduced) shared parental bereavement leave. These employees can potentially be furloughed for the first time after 10 June 2020 but there will be conditions attached. The main one seems to be that the employer must already be a user of the furlough scheme generally. You can find a summary of the government's update here.

    Further details are awaited and when we have them we will publish the details on our furloughing FAQs page. If you are looking for our FAQs on unfurloughing, you can find them here. If there are questions and queries which we haven't answered, feel free to get in touch.

    For legal advice on Employment Law

    Get in touch