Disclaimer: These FAQs are intended to provide information and guidance on the HR and employment law implications of the Covid-19 situation. They do not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.
Lay-off and short-time working
Lay-off and short-time working are used where employers are temporarily unable to provide employees with work for their full hours. However, they are likely to be less attractive to employers and employees while the option of furlough under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Extended CJRS) remains available. The Extended CJRS is currently due to run until 30 April 2021. See our FAQs on the Extended CJRS for details.
For further general information on lay-off and short-time working, Make UK members can see more in the resources section