A veteran labor lawyer has warned Dorset companies will have to make “hard and quick” decisions in response to the second coronavirus lockdown.
Kate Brooks, partner and director of labor and human resources services at the law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors, urged employers to review their options as soon as possible.
The second national lockdown is scheduled to begin tomorrow with the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which is expanding to support businesses.
Ms. Brooks said, “These are difficult times for companies. You have to make some quick and difficult decisions in no time. ”
As part of the renewal of the CJRS system, employers will again be able to claim up to 80% (or £ 2,500) for each worker for hours not worked.
Other important points are:
* Neither the employee nor the employer need to have previously applied the vacation program
* The employer can bring the workers back flexibly
* Employers are responsible for covering taxes, NI and contributions
* Publicly funded organizations cannot use the system. partially funded organizations may
* All employers with a UK bank account and a UK PAYE system are eligible
* Employees must be on the PAYE payroll by October 31, 2020 by 11:59 p.m.