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Casual and Zero contracts for furlough eligibility

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    AvatarSue
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    Are Casual contracts eligible for furlough – along with Zero contracts please ?   and if Yes ,  would there be any additional criteria that would apply ie number of shifts worked or not worked and holidays .  Your slot on BBC this morning Jasmine was very informative – thank you

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    Annie ThorpeAnnie Thorpe
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    Hi Sue,

    Yes – as long as someone was on payroll (and had their RTI submitted) by 19th March 2020, zero hours workers are covered by furlough.

    Either the number of hours worked/pay earned in February 2020 will be used to calculate furlough pay, or the equivalent monthly average of the previous 12 months’ earnings, whichever is higher. The same things apply in your contract, like holiday accrual – however, if you’re not working, you may not ‘earn’ the holiday as a zero hours worker. It depends on your specific contract, so something you need to talk to your employer about!

    Hope this helps 🙂

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