Dentons returns 1,100 employees to full pay


Dentons restores Covid-19 pay cuts

Multinational law firm Dentons will return its employees to full pay following the cuts that were put in place due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, effective November 2020. 

In April, the law firm asked its 1,100 UK employees to take a reduction in hours and pay. The new scheme saw staff receive a 20% pay cut due to the financial constraints of the pandemic. 

After the effective six-month-long period of these financial measures, all employees will resume regular working patterns and will consequently receive full pay. Additionally, partner distributions that were delayed and drawings that were subject to a 20% cut, will return to normal from 1 November.  

Dentons will also be repaying the funds that it received under the government furlough scheme. The law firm furloughed 100 staff during the pandemic, all of which have returned to full working hours. 

A spokesperson at Dentons said: “While economic uncertainty remains across much of our region, some parts of the organisation have been much busier than expected, and we also recognise that working reduced hours does not mean that client demands become any less pressing. Hence we will resume normal working patterns across the whole region starting from November. 

“We would like to thank everyone across the organisation for their flexibility throughout this period. This has been a challenging time where people have really had to dig deep and go the extra mile at a time when there have been additional pressures outside of work. Thanks to everyone’s efforts and commitment during this unprecedented period, Dentons has maintained its usual high levels of service.”