What if an employee has more than one job? Can they still be furloughed?23rd April 2020
Staff members can be furloughed from each job or furloughed from one and not the other. Contracts between the staff member and their respective employers are separate and so the scheme will apply separately. Each employer will only be able to claim in respect of their contract with the individual, and the cap on payments will apply only to pay earned through that particular employer.
The Government has confirmed that a staff member can take up new employment whilst being furloughed, without jeopardising the original employer’s access to the Scheme. However, most employment contracts do not permit a staff member to take up new work or may require that they obtain the employer’s consent before they do so. Employers will therefore need to consider how they wish to respond to such requests.
LAW have a Coronavirus Employer’s resource centre, this guidance is available for free to all UK employers.
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