Temporary unemployment ‘corona’ equals time worked for leave

Author: Catherine Legardien (Legal Expert)
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A Royal Decree of 4 June 2020 treats the days of temporary unemployment due to force majeure caused by the coronavirus as days actually worked for entitlement to annual leave.

The days of work interruption resulting from temporary unemployment due to force majeure following the pandemic caused by the coronavirus for (manual and non-manual) workers who have been recognised as temporary unemployed due to force majeure are more specifically treated as days actually worked for the calculation of the holiday pay and the holiday duration.

This measure is valid for the period from 1 February up to and including 30 June 2020.

Source: Royal Decree of 4 June 2020 on the treatment as time worked of days of work interruption resulting from temporary unemployment due to force majeure following the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, in the scheme of annual leave for salaried workers for the period from 1 February 2020 up to and including 30 June 2020, Belgian Official Gazette of 5 June 2020 (Ed. 2).

 

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