Interestingly, the guide specifically refers to employees who can`t work because they have family responsibilities due to the coronavirus. For example, employees who need to care for children can (but are not required to) be dismissed if they were laid off for at least 3 consecutive weeks between March 1, 2020 and June 30 and applied for them by July 31. Employers should have obtained the written consent of employees to dismiss, even if contractual arrangements already cover terminations; Explicit consent is advised, especially as HMRC may request access to the documents. Each individual does not need to have applied for the previous grants to be eligible for subsequent grants, provided they meet the eligibility criteria. The Treasury Directorate of 25. Juni looks at the agreement between employer and employee, in which an employee is flexibly fired, and notes: This is primarily a decision for individual employers. Employees are not allowed to work or provide services to the company during working hours, even if they receive a foaming salary. We will continue to update this guide to reflect new government guidance. In the meantime, employers should regularly check the government`s website for the latest information. To be eligible for vacation pay, employers must write to their employee and confirm that they have been dismissed and record this notice. In many cases, this requires a modification of the agreed contract (see the next question for guidance on this). A record of the letter in which the worker is placed on leave should be kept for five years.
We are aware of some speculation about the tensions between the wording of HMRC`s guidelines and Treasury management, but HMRC has confirmed that the employee does not have to provide a written response to the letter in which he is placed on leave. In addition, a collective agreement between an employer and a union is also acceptable evidence of an agreement in asserting a claim. Since the Chancellor`s first announcement on the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS/the programme) on 20 March, many key questions such as what Furlough means, how can I put my employees on leave and who is eligible have been answered, and the claims portal was opened on 20 April. In the first 30 minutes, applications were made for 67,000 jobs and 1.3 million people were reported laid off on the first full day. As of 20 September, 9.6 million jobs had been created at an estimated cost of £39.3 billion, although some leading employers have pledged to reimburse claims which HMRC says will be lighter. The guidelines also state that employees who “protect” (or must stay at home with someone who is protecting themselves) in accordance with public health guidelines may be placed on leave. It also includes employees who take long-term sick leave and appear to leave the employer with the discretion to dismiss them or take sick leave […].