‘Amnesty’ planned for furlough breaches
The government plans to offer an ‘amnesty’ to employers who have furloughed employees during the coronavirus crisis without meeting the formal conditions of the scheme, enabling them to repay sums without penalties or further sanctions.
Employees who have been furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) are not permitted to undertake remunerative work for employers. This means that employers cannot ask employees to do any work for them or an associated or linked company that makes money for the employer or a company linked to or associated to the employer. However, employees can take part in training, volunteer for another employer or organisation, or work for another employer if contractually permitted to do so, while furloughed.
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