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The Coronavirus has caused trouble with employee vacation leave

The pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus and restrictions that it has evoked has brutally forced employees to review their vacation leave plans. On one hand this was caused, among others, by the closing of borders and mandatory quarantine while, on the other, by the sudden decrease in demand for labour in certain sectors. The availability of certain employees (even remotely) has become imperative for further business, whereas remaining employees have faced the perspective of dismissal or at least mandatory leave. It should be noted that entities conducting business in sectors listed in Shield 4.0 as paramount in securing proper functioning of the state and satisfaction of certain day-to-day needs (including the energy sector) have been statutorily obligated to refuse granting leave (not only vacation leave) or to reschedule/recall them. 

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Serving notices to terminate employment contracts during the coronavirus pandemic

Due to the current situation caused by the spread of SARS-CoV-2, entrepreneurs are forced to cut costs. When other measures are insufficient, staff reductions may be necessary. Whether such redundancies take place collectively or individually, the rules on employment contract termination will still apply.

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Can an employer terminate a contract during downtime?

The current situation involving the pandemic and the binding Anti-Crisis Shield regulations may raise many doubts as to an employer’s rights. One practical aspect is the need to know whether it is possible to terminate an employment contract during the employee’s absence and while the person is not working due to the downtime.

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