If We Have Recently Employed New Staff on Zero Hour’s Contracts, Do We Have to Put Them on the JSS?

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

There is nothing to prevent an employer placing zero hours’ staff on the JSS specifically by virtue of them being on zero hours contracts, provided that they satisfy the eligibility requirements set out above. If the staff are very new, they may not qualify for the JSS on the basis that they do not have an RTI.  This will depend on when payroll is processed taking into account the cut-off date of 23 September 2020.

Further guidance is awaited from the government in relation to what the calculations for compensating a zero hours’ worker will be based on.

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