Business Resumption Planning Duties of Directors; Furloughed Employees

Directors Duties

Directors owe duties to the company to act in good faith, to act in the best interests of the company and to exercise care, skill, and diligence in their conduct.

  • They also owe duties to their employees to maintain their health, safety and welfare at work.
  • Directors should consider their response to commercial risks such as unavailability of staff, supply chain restrictions, production delays and travel restrictions)

Business Resumption Planning – Furloughed Employees

  • In preparation for a return to some level of normal activity you may wish to bring some furloughed employees back into work.  Remember that employees can be furloughed multiple times, but each separate instance must be for a minimum period of 3 consecutive weeks.

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