Employer's CJRS Guidance Update - MLP Law

Employer’s CJRS Guidance Update

At the beginning of May further guidance was published for employers in respect of the CJRS.

Employee Representatives

Whilst on furlough, employees who are union or non-union representatives may undertake duties and activities for the purpose of individual or collective representation of employees or other workers. This clarifies that it is not a breach of furlough to accompany a colleague during disciplinary or grievance meetings, or redundancy consultation.

Directors paid in Dividends can Furlough

The guidance also outlined that directors who pay themselves once a year (typically one-person businesses where most revenue is taken as dividends) are, subject to certain conditions, eligible for furlough.