HR Update - Covid19 - Emergency Volunteering Leave
Emergency Volunteering Leave
This is a new statutory right to unpaid leave for eligible employees to take during the coronavirus crisis. These employees will be emergency volunteers suitably skilled and/or qualified to assist in health and social care. The employee should provide the employer with at least three working days' notice in advance of their first day of Emergency Volunteering Leave and provide the employer with an Emergency Leave Certificate issued by the Health Trust or appropriate public authority.
Employers are not required to pay employees during this period of leave, however other employee benefits should be protected.
The Act includes the requirement for the State to provide compensation for loss of earnings and travel/subsistence.
For further information and a link to the Act itself, please read the Labour Relations Agency article on The Coronavirus Act 2020.
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