Our experts have updated Primed, our online system this month to include guidance on how to flexibly furlough your employees, including a Flexible Furlough agreement and FAQs about how to use the scheme.
What is flexible furlough?
You will be able to use flexible furlough from Wednesday 1 July, meaning it will be possible for your employees to work on some days (or parts of days) and be furloughed for others. For example, an employee who previously worked 9 – 5, Mondays – Fridays, could work on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays but be furloughed on Thursdays and Fridays.
Calculating the flexible furlough grant
Unfortunately calculating the grant for flexible furlough is quite complicated, so you will need to make sure you have all the information required for payroll in advance. Click here to read our latest blog post on the topic.
New flexible furlough written agreement will need to be put in place
If you’re planning to use flexible furlough, you will need to put a new flexible furlough written agreement in place with your employee, which we have drafted and is now available for you to download in Primed.
Dedicated COVID-19 resource section
Last month we made it easier for you to access the templates and guidance you need on COVID-19 related issues by creating a COVID-19 resource section in Primed. Click here to read more.
Primed gives you access to extensive online resources including step by step guidance, template letters, documents, policies, procedures and contracts across employment & HR, health & safety and cyber security.
Hot topics this month – available in Primed
Guidance on using the scheme, FAQs on calculating the grant and a flexible furlough template document allowing you to flexibly furlough your employees under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Clear, easy to understand guidance on your obligations if you need to consider reducing cost through redundancies, and how that process is impacted by the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Changes to contracts
Step by step guidance on changing contract terms, such as reducing hours or pay, with an explanation of the risks and how to reduce them.
Return to work Health & Safety resources
Guidance, templates, policies and risk assessments to help you implement the latest social distancing and PPE guidelines in your workplace and keep your team safe.
Access the flexible furlough agreement
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