Lay-off and Short-time Working

SFA Guideline to Lay-off and Short-time working

When recruiting employees, it is generally an employer’s intention to retain them in a full-time capacity. However, situations do arise where normal working is no longer possible and the employer is faced with the problem of reducing working hours. Rather than make employees redundant, an employer has the option of introducing lay-off or short-time working in .. Read more


Claims for Redundancy arising from Lay-off or Short-time

An employee may claim redundancy if they have been laid-off or kept on short-time, or a combination of both, for a period of at least four consecutive weeks, or for broken series of six weeks within a period of thirteen consecutive weeks. An employee who claims redundancy in these circumstances is not entitled to a minimum notice payment, because it is he or she who .. Read more



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