Dealing with the employment law implications of the Job Retention Scheme is difficult – especially if you don’t know what your options are when it comes to your staff.

Many employers aren’t clear on what they can and cannot do. We have been busy with questions from employers and employees ever since the Government announced the Scheme. We thought it would be helpful if we summarised the ones that apply to nearly all employers – and some questions that you haven’t even come up with yet (but should be asking) including:

  • Does it cover agency workers, contractors and Company Directors?
  • Can you extend a fixed term contract and furlough the employee?
  • What about the many sickness absence situations?
  • Can “shielding” employees be furloughed?
  • How to implement furlough leave
  • Working and training during leave
  • Reaching an agreement (or not)
  • Rotating staff and re-hiring someone who had left.
  • What are staff entitled to?
  • Holiday pay

Everyone needs help to make sure they do the right thing during the Job Retention Scheme –  and we are happy to do our bit… for free.

If you need a Job Retention Scheme letter or template agreement, just let us know.

Job Retention Scheme Q and A 20.4.20

20 April 2020.


FREE first advice

Have you ever wanted to just ask an expert employment law solicitor if they can help you, without worrying about what it may cost to contact them?

Get in touch

We’d like to talk to you to see what we can do to help, so please either call us anytime for free on 08000 614 631, email us or use the form below.

Together we can work out what your next steps might confidence, at no cost and with no obligation.


* indicates required
McCabe and Co Solicitors will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:
You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.
We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.