• Extending Furlough employees using the Job Retention Scheme
  • Consider whether to rotate employees on furlough.

Extend Furloughed employees due to:

  • there is no work for them
  • having childcare or carer responsibilities and can’t work
  • are shielding or live with someone who is.

Employers need to:

  • Staggered return or selection of employees – if you require a template letter to confirm return from furlough OR a template letter to recall an employee following the lifting of lockdown please contact us.
  • Temporarily Reducing hours (Short-term working) in line with the workload, instead of furlough if there is reduced work. Check contractual right to short-time working. If not seek agreement to reduce hours and pay e.g full-time reduced to 3 days a week, 3/5th pay. We have template letters for a temporary variation of an employee contract OR seeking employee agreement to implement short-term working. If you would like these please email us.
  • Lay-offs – check contractual right to lay off staff for a defined period (usually up to 3 months) – possibly after furlough scheme, if no contractual right consult staff regarding terms once exhausted other resourcing options. Email us for a Template letter to lay-off employees and for any guidance you might require.
  • Speak to each employee about their intentions/concerns.

Longer-term workforce reduction:

  • Employees agree to permanently reduce hours – Requires a permanent contract variation letter.
  • Voluntary redundancies – Check your company redundancy policy – SYLO Associates can provide all the relevant documents to guide you through this.
  • Compulsory redundancies – if 20 or more redundancies, need to consult collectively based on current employment law, check the latest guidance in case of any temporary changes due to COVID-19.
  • Early retirement.

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