Whilst everyone is home waiting news or updates on COVID 19 the government was active legislating about the Quarantine Leave.
Last night the 13 March 2020 we have seen amendments to
the “Minimum Special Leave Entitlement Regulations SL 452.101” which it
is aimed to pave the way for a new “Quarantine Leave” which leave shall
be paid for all employees, including those whose conditions are governed by a
Work Regulation Order.
“Quarantine leave” is now
identified as “leave to be granted to the
employee without loss of wages in
such cases where the employee is legally
obliged to abide by a 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 be granted
by his employer Quarantine leave for any period of quarantine as
may be determined by the Superintendent of Public Health or by any other public
The employer is entitled to request evidence or proof of such requirement. Contravening such regulations is considered as an offense with a fine set at a minimum of €465.87.
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