Commentaries

Employment Memo


 CHAPTER 30  Lay-off and short-time working 

Introduction 
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Where an employer cannot provide work to an employee, it may, as a temporary measure and where permitted by the contract of employment, lay off the employee or put them on short-time working until normal levels of work resume. Employees are considered to be laid-off where they have not been provided with any work by their employer on a temporary basis. They are considered to be working on a short-time basis where they have been laid-off for a set number of contractual days each week or if the number of hours they work during a working day has been reduced.
Lay-offs and short-time working are most typically seen in the manufacturing sector, where disrup...

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