We already knew that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Furlough Scheme) was going to be extended until October 31st 2020 and that the scheme would be made more flexible to allow employees to start working part-time for their employers whilst still being treated as on furlough for the remainder of the time. We also knew that the Government was going to reduce how much it was contributing to staff costs for those on furlough. On 29 May, Rishi Sunak provided the first release of detail about how the Furlough Scheme will change. Please click here to read our 5 take-aways.
Further detail on ‘flexible furloughing’ will be published on 12 June and we will be holding this flash webinar on 15 June. In the meantime, if you’ve got any questions then please contact any member of the Employment team.
About the speakers:
Katie Maguire, Partner, Devonshires
Katie regularly advises clients on a wide range of non-contentious and contentious employment issues, including defending complex employment tribunal claims for discrimination, victimisation, harassment, unfair dismissal, breach of contract, wrongful dismissal, and whistleblowing, as well as claims brought in the county court for unlawful deduction of wages. Katie also specialises in pensions and has expertise in advising clients on issues arising under the LGPS, SHPS, the NHS Pension Scheme and the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, as well as transactional experience in completing due diligence and guiding employers through TUPE related employment and pension issues in relation to outsourcing contracts, assets sales, share sales and mergers.
Jane Bowen, Solicitor, Devonshires
Jane advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law. She defends employment tribunal claims on behalf of her clients and deals with day to day HR queries. Jane also reviews and drafts contracts of employment, policies and staff handbooks. Jane also deals with pensions, specifically the Local Government Pension Scheme and the Social Housing Pension Scheme. Jane has advised clients in relation to the closure of such schemes to future accrual of benefits and strategies for the management of their financial liabilities within these schemes. Additionally, Jane provides employment and pensions support to the Corporate, Banking and Property teams, including advising on the application of TUPE, completing employment and pensions due diligence and providing pensions support on bond issues.