COVID-19 – Flexible Furlough and Health and Safety
Organisations can furlough staff part-time from tomorrow, 1 July 2020. The Treasury Direction released on Friday states that a written agreement must be in place with the employee before they are “flexibly-furloughed”. Agreements were required with full-time furloughed employees, but you will need to vary the terms or ask employees to sign a new agreement to furlough someone part-time. Do give me a call or send me an email if you would like a flexible furlough agreement.
Health and safety
To check out your responsibilities in relation to homeworkers, you might find this HSE guidance helpful.
Caroline Banwell (LL.B. Hons.) trained and worked initially as a solicitor for a major London law firm. She has advised a wide variety of clients from SMEs to multinationals and from small primary schools to Cambridge Colleges. As well as considerable knowledge of the business and education sectors, she has also worked extensively for the charity sector and was recommended in the Charities and Not for Profit section of the 2017 Legal 500 for her work heading the Cambridge office employment team at leading charity and education firm, Stone King.
Caroline collaborates with other Cambridge HR consultants on project work from time to time.
Caroline gives advice through Harmony HR Solutions Limited as an HR consultant and not as a solicitor and Harmony HR Solutions Limited is not regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority. Caroline works as a solicitor for Kesteven Partners Limited which is a law firm regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority.