JMA News – keeping you up to date
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The latest Home Office publications show that the plan to end free movement of people is very much still on track. On 1 January 2021, the new points-based immigration system will come into effect. But what does this mean for employers who employ EU-nationals?
As we learnt from the last update, from 1 July employers will only be able to furlough employees who have already been furloughed for the minimum period of three weeks, meaning that the last date on which employers could furlough employees for the first time was 10 June. Also from 1 July employers will be able to implement ‘flexible furlough’. This includes part-time working arrangements alongside furlough as well as the removal of the minimum furlough period of three consecutive weeks. From 1 July the new flexible furlough agreements can last for any period.
We now have details of how furlough leave will look moving forwards. It was expected that there would be a change from 1 August but in fact from 1 July 2020 employers will have the flexibility to bring previously furloughed workers back to work part-time.
We have summarised below some further recent updates for employers managing their way through the current pandemic. As ever, please do get in touch with any questions at all.
New HMRC guidance about expenses and benefits, childcare and making workplaces safe.
One of the areas of conjecture since the introduction of furlough leave has been how employers should manage...
A number of developments have been made to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) over the last few days. We have summarised the significant changes below.
Further guidance was made available from the Government earlier this week regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The main areas that were updated and clarified were: who the Scheme applies to; the process for furloughing staff; and what can and cannot be claimed for. We have highlighted the changes in these areas below…
At this time of year we always see a number of employment law changes. Recognising that employers probably already have plenty of workplace challenges at this difficult time, we hope that this update will provide a helpful and manageable summary for all.