Special considerations arise for employers in relation to pay, benefits and pension contributions during the Covid-19 outbreak and in the context of the Job Retention Scheme (“JRS”). We have produced a point of view Q&A document for employers that explore some of the uncertainties, and highlight obligations during a period in which an employee is being “furloughed”, on sick leave or on unpaid leave.
We can also assist employers in identifying where risks lie, and in reviewing contribution and benefit structures. There will be issues and considerations for trustees, including assessing the impact of members being placed on furlough on the scheme benefits and contributions, and any consequent impact on the administration of the scheme. We can help trustees to navigate these issues, although trustees may also need specific legal advice in some areas.
Please fill out below form to download the Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme Q&A.
Please fill out the below form to download the document.
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