COVID19 – Employment Update – Paid Quarantine Leave
L.N. 62 of 2020 issued on the 13th March 2020 has introduced amendments to the ‘Minimum Special Leave Entitlement Regulations’ catering for paid quarantine leave.
‘Quarantine Leave’ has been defined as leave to be granted to an employee without loss of wages in such cases where the employee is legally obliged to abide by quarantine order confining the employee to a certain area or to certain premises as determined by the Superintendent of Public Health under the Public Health Act or by any public authority under any other law.
Therefore, every employee shall be entitled to Quarantine Leave for any period of quarantine as may be determined by the Superintendent of Public Health under the Public Health Act or by any public authority under any other law.
This shall also be applicable to those employees whose conditions are governed by a Wage Regulation Order.
Employers shall be entitled to request evidence.
A minimum fee of €465.87 shall be applicable when contravening these regulations.
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