Lay-Off from Work – Do We Need To Pay Employees During Lay Off?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 7 February 2020
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
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"We have an employee who has returned from China. We believe that the advice is that they should not attend work. Do we have to continue paying them?"

Seamus: This is all in and around this coronavirus that now has taken over the news, and I think that's probably the first point. One of the big things that employers need to do is to keep on top of this. They need to keep their information fresh. The World Health Organization has various publications and the government publications as well as to where we are at.

My understanding of the situation is that . . . wary of someone returning from China, red flags up, you need to be cautious. I can imagine a number of situations arising.

If the

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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