On 2 June 2020, the Law Society published guidance for firms on the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

We’ve included an overview and information on:

  • eligibility
  • claiming a grant
  • choosing who to furlough
  • getting agreement from workers.

The page also lists scenarios to explain how flexible furlough will work, and frequently asked questions such as:

  • Can I get funding for workers if they are still working but on reduced hours?
  • Can I have a roll-on/roll-off approach to furloughing?
  • Can a worker refuse to be furloughed?
  • Can I still furlough workers if I cannot afford to pay them until I receive the grant?
  • Can I make a furloughed employee redundant?
  • How can I recall a worker who has been furloughed?
  • How does furloughing work with parental leave?
  • Can trainees be furloughed?