Do We Have to Obtain Employee Agreement to Place Them on The JSS?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 6 October 2020
Johanna Cunningham
Arthur Cox
Issues covered: Coronavirus; Job Support Scheme; Furlough; Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Yes. The Job Support Factsheet states that employers must agree the new short-time working arrangements with their employees, including any contractual changes and notify employees in writing. 

On request, the employer must provide HMRC with a copy of its agreement with the employee regarding reduced hours. Again, this aims to ensure that proper procedure is being followed by employers and to prevent abuse of the JSS. 

It is to be hoped that more detailed guidance will be produced and that it will be clear and precise unlike the changing guidance that was issued in relation to placing employees on the CJRS.

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