April 21, 2020
Furlough agreements - DONE!
Businesses owners can now easily send and sign the contracts they need with furloughed staff.
We've teamed up with The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) to put the PAYE and Agency Worker furlough contracts online and ready made for e-signature, so you can get them sent out and signed in a jiffy, for free.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme enables employers to put their staff on furlough - they don't work but are still employed - while the state finances 80% of their salary up to £2,500 a month.
Some businesses need their employees or agency workers to sign a contract variation to be furloughed. APSCo are providing the ready-made furlough documents on our advanced e-signature platform where it can be sent and e-signed digitally within a matter of minutes. Using bulk send you can send it to up to 500 staff in one click. The agreement will be certified and stored safely and securely on our system for the required five years.
Legalesign Partners with APSCo
Legalesign have partnered with the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), of which we are members, to provide this service. Their expert legal team have created two versions of the furlough agreement for their 1,000 members which we have made available to all businesses, free of charge. The two model APSCo contracts relate to full-time PAYE employees and agency workers.
Ben Eliott, CEO and founder of Legalesign, said,
We wanted to do our bit to support businesses during these unprecedented times. We hope our furlough agreement service will be the most straightforward way to get the legals done, and remove some of the stress and worry for them. This is a completely free service to help them with something they may never have done before, and to have it completed really quickly.
Furlough Agreements Can Be Sent and Signed Instantly
The agreement couldn’t be simpler to complete, with the form filled quickly and easily. It only requires an email, name and furlough date to get the document prepared and sent in a few seconds. It can be signed within a minute, then certified and automatically stored for the requisite five years.
APSCo is an international trade body that represents the professional recruitment sector and providers that support it, and Legalesign is an affiliate member.
To see a video of how to get started and use the agreements go to https://legalesign.com/articles/videos/free-furlough-agreement-service/.
*Here’s where you can sign up for the service: https://app1.legalesign.com/auth/intro/
*For further information on the government’s furlough agreement see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme
*For further information on APSCo see: https://www.apsco.org