Implement a lay-off

Key points

  • Many employers use temporary lay-offs to deal with periods during which there is a shortage of work or during adverse trading conditions.
  • Employers cannot impose a period of lay-off without employees' agreement or having contractual authority.
  • Employees who are laid off may be entitled to guarantee payments.
  • Where a lay-off period is extended, the employee may be entitled to a statutory redundancy payment.

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