The Government announced last month that anyone who is not able to work from home should return to work, with ‘COVID secure’ guidelines being published and people encouraged to avoid public transport where possible.
Bank Holidays have been significantly affected this year, with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic being coupled with the May Day bank holiday moving to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE day. With these additional complications in mind, we have outlined the key things you need to know about bank holidays in 2020.
It has now been confirmed that workers who have been furloughed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) that are taking parental or adoption leave will receive parental or adoption pay based on their usual earnings.
The Government has updated its guidance on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, confirming that employers can re-employ staff that were either made redundant or left their organisation after 28 February 2020 and claim their wages from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
The Government has published further details of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme that allows for ‘Furlough Leave’, which is a temporary scheme for at least three months, starting from 1 March 2020.