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Sample Agreement For Furlough Leave


Employee Name:

This is a variation to your contract of employment, designed to implement and take advantage of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

1. Both you and your employer (xxxx) agree that from xx/xx/2020 you shall be on Furlough Leave. This means your contract of employment continues, but you shall not be required to come into work. Your employer will pay you 80% of your salary during that time.

2. Your Furlough Leave shall end on the earliest of the following events:- (a) the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ending

(b) either you or your employer ceasing to be eligible for funding under that scheme; or,

(c) your employer deciding to cancel Furlough Leave and bring you back to work.

3. During your Furlough Leave, you may not work for any other organisation, or on your own account. If you do, you must tell your employer, and you may be liable to repay any sums that your employer have paid you under this scheme if they should become liable to repay it to the Government.

4. When your Furlough Leave ends, while your employer will always endeavour to provide you with work, in the event of insufficient work being available you agree your employer is entitled to place you on short time or lay you off without any pay except for statutory guarantee payments.

Signed: _________________ Date ___________


Signed:_________________ Date ___________


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